Wednesday June 17, 1981
US date format: 6/17/1981, UK date format: 17/6/1981
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Rebekah Staton and Amrita Rao.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
S.O.B., directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strange Odyssey or Ghost Town.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 17, 1981?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
- Richard O'Connor: British general (Born 1889).
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 17, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Neil Diamond - America
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
- Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
- Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
- Shalamar - Make That Move
- Change - Paradise
- Cameo - Freaky Dancin'
- Stanley Clarke/George Duke - Sweet Baby
- Maze - Running Away
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?