Monday March 16, 1981
US date format: 3/16/1981, UK date format: 16/3/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Fabiana Murer and Danny Brown (rapper).
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon.
In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits.
Christiane F., directed by Uli Edel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Baila Comigo.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US) or Omega Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 16, 1981?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- Slave - Watching You
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Tierra - Together
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 16If March 16, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 24 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?