Thursday July 16, 1981
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 16, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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 Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bellamy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Panic or Skeet Shoot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 July 1981
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Which were the important events of 16 July 1981 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Zach Randolph: American basketball player.
- Michelle Morgan
- Maher Zain: R&B Singer.
- Taylor Kinney: Actor.
- Vicente Rodríguez: Spanish footballer.
- Giuseppe Di Masi: Italian footballer.
- Adam Elenbaas: American astrologer, practicing in Washington DC, founder of Nightlight Astrology.
- Harry Chapin: American songwriter, balladeer, trumpeter, guitarist.
- 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.
- Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
- Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.
- In Bolivia, General Luis Gracia Meza leads a bloody coup d'état against the elected government of Lidia Gayler.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
- The One That You Love - Air Supply
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
- Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
- Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury
- I Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers
- Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
Top #10 R&B songs
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
- Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
- Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts
- Freaky Dancin' - Cameo
- Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
- Sweet Baby - Stanley Clarke/George Duke
- Maze - Running Away
- Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street
- Billy Ocean - Night
- Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
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?