Wednesday April 08, 1981
US date format: 4/8/1981, UK date format: 8/4/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Taylor Kitsch and Frédérick Bousquet.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 08, 1981?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 08, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- John Lennon - Woman
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Don McLean - Crying
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- Grover Washington, Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Champaign - How 'bout Us
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
- Slave - Watching You
- T-Connection - Everything Is Cool
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 08If April 08, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 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?