Monday April 13, 1981
US date format: 4/13/1981, UK date format: 13/4/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 13, 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 Courtney Peldon and Gemma Doyle.
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.
Hard Country, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Blaster or Scramble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 13, 1981?
- Washington Post's Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize for "Jimmy's World" (later admits story was a hoax and returns prize).
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart".
- Prince Asaka: Yasuhiko of Japan (Born 1887).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 13, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- John Lennon - Woman
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Grover Washington, Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- Champaign - How 'bout Us
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- Slave - Watching You
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 13If April 13, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 13, 1981?
On April 13, 1981 several famous people were born including, Courtney Peldon, Nat Borchers, Gemma Doyle.
Which famous people died on April 13, 1981?
Famous people died on April 13, 1981 include, Prince Asaka.
What was the number one song in April 13, 1981?
The number one song in the week of April 13, 1981 was Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz in UK.
What were the top hits on April 13, 1981?
The top hits on April 13, 1981 were Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Rapture by Blondie, Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Lately by Stevie Wonder in UK.