Wednesday July 08, 1981
US date format: 7/8/1981, UK date format: 8/7/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Romain (Star Academy) and Anastasia Myskina.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Wolfen, directed by Michael Wadleigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sneakers or Mystery Fun House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 08, 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
- 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 08, 1981?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 08If July 08, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 12 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?