Wednesday 5 August 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Genelia D'Souza and Jesse Williams.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Troubles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Defender or Spacechase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1981 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Genelia D'Souza: Indian actress.
- Jesse Williams: TV Actor.
- Juan Galavis: Reality Star.
- Cory Williams: American internet celebrity.
- Rachel Scott: .
- David Clarke: English ice hockey player
- Carl Crawford: American baseball player
- Maik Franz: German footballer
- Erik Guay: Canadian alpine skier
- Kenta Hamano: Japanese musician composer and actor (Sakerock)
- Alester Maregwede: Zimbabwean cricketer
- Anna Rawson: Australian golfer
- Kō Shibasaki: Japanese singer and actress
- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
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
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