Sunday 17 May 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shiri Maimon and Cosma Shiva Hagen.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits.
Outland, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Xpd by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shillingbury Tales.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pleiads / Pleiades or Strange Odyssey.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Shiri Maimon: Israeli singer and actress.
- Cosma Shiva Hagen
- Mario Horton
- Lim Jeong Hee: Korean singer.
- Beñat Albizuri: Spanish cyclist.
- Lim Jeong-hee: South Korean singer.
- Leon Osman: English footballer.
- Chris Skidmore: English historian and politician.
- Giannis Taralidis: Greek footballer.
- RJ Helton: American singer.
- Benat Albizuri: Spanish cyclist.
- Inacent Black closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
- Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
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