Friday 10 April 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Pitt and Laëtitia Bleger.
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 Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Turtles or Eliminator.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 10 April 1981
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 10 April 1981 ?
- Michael Pitt: American actor singer and guitarist (Pagoda).
- Laëtitia Bleger
- Liz McClarnon: English singer and dancer (Atomic Kitten).
- Laura Bell Bundy: American actor.
- Hapsatou Sy
- Jerry Huang
- Alexei Semenov: Russian ice hockey player.
- Anis Boussaïdi: Tunisian footballer.
- Gretchen Bleiler: American snowboarder.
- Laura Bundy: Stage Actress.
- Caveman with Ringo premieres
- Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
- Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament (Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
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 #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
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?