Friday 4 December 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Maria Andersson (musician) and Lila McCann.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Taps, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Hustler or Donkey.bas.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
- Maria Andersson (musician)
- Lila McCann: American country singer.
- Courtney Cummz: American porn Actress and director.
- Brian Vandborg: Danish cyclist.
- Falcon Crest premieres on CBS-TV
- According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
- President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
- Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
- South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei ''homeland'' (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).
- US President Ronald Reagan allows US Central Intelligence Agency to engage in domestic counter-intelligence (order number 12333).
- The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
- Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Commodores - Oh No
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
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