Wednesday August 05, 1981
US date format: 8/5/1981, UK date format: 5/8/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jesse Williams (actor) and Kou Shibasaki.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ród Gasieniców.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle Wolfenstein or SwordThrust.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 05, 1981?
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- Federal government began firing striking air traffic controllers
- President Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers who struck 2 days ago
- Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 05, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
- Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street
- Evelyn King - I'm In Love
- Teena Marie - Square Biz
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight
- Billy Ocean - Night
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Cameo - Freaky Dancin'
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 05If August 05, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 17 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?