Wednesday 8 July 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lance Gross and Oka Antara.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
The Fox and the Hound, directed by Ted Berman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bellamy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Softporn Adventure or Space Eggs.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1981 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Lance Gross: TV Actor.
- Oka Antara: Indonesian actor and rapper.
- Iyari Limon: Mexican-American actress.
- Wolfram Müller: German runner.
- Anastasia Myskina: Russian tennis player.
- Dagmar Oja: Estonian singer
- Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks / plane / steel industry in France
- California Governor Jerry Brown, faced with a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation, chooses to delay the aerial spraying of malathion, in favor of continuing ground-based eradication efforts.
- US Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to US Supreme Court (99-0).
- Irish Republican Joe McDonnell dies at the Long Kesh Internment Camp after a 61-day hunger strike.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
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