Wednesday 9 December 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stellio Capo Chichi and Mardy Fish.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Over the Edge, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Soul Of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lady Bug or Car Wars (TI 99/4A).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1981 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Stellio Capo Chichi: French political activist and leader, known by his pseudonym Kémi Séba (French language version of Egyptian for "black star").
- Mardy Fish: American tennis player.
- Dia Mirza: Indian model actress and producer.
- Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer Daniel Faulkner is shot and killed during a routine traffic stop of a vehicle driven by William Cook, Mumia Abu-Jamal's younger brother.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Commodores - Oh No
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
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