Friday July 17, 1981
US date format: 7/17/1981, UK date format: 17/7/1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Mélanie Thierry and Elpida Romantzi.
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 Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Snafu or Sabotage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 17, 1981?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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- This is Burlesque closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
- Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
- Israeli bombers destroy PLO / al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
- Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-storey 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 17, 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 17If July 17, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 21 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?