Saturday July 11, 1981
US date format: 7/11/1981, UK date format: 11/7/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Carla Campbell and Mary Beth Arnold.
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 Loco-Motion or Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 11, 1981?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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- Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
- Sebastian Coe of United Kingdom sets record for 1000 metre, 2:12.18.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 11, 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 11If July 11, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 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?