Thursday July 16, 1981
US date format: 7/16/1981, UK date format: 16/7/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 16, 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 Zach Randolph and Michelle Morgan.
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.
Ticket to Heaven, directed by Ralph L. Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing My First Alphabet or Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 16, 1981?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- India performs nuclear Test
- Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously.
- Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; his 22 years in office, ending with retirement on 31 October 2003, made him Asia's longest-serving political leader.
- July 21 ampndash England become the first team this century to win a test match after following on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 16, 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
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
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 16If July 16, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 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 July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.
Who was the US President on July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on July 16, 1981?
On July 16, 1981 several famous people were born including, Zach Randolph, Michelle Morgan, Giuseppe Di Masi.
Which famous people died on July 16, 1981?
Famous people died on July 16, 1981 include, Harry Chapin.
What was the number one song in July 16, 1981?
The number one song in the week of July 16, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Ghost Town by The Specials in UK.
What were the top hits on July 16, 1981?
The top hits on July 16, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, All Those Years Ago by George Harrison, The One That You Love by Air Supply in US and Ghost Town by The Specials, Stars On 45 (Volume 2) by Starsound, Can Can by Bad Manners in UK.