Wednesday 19 August 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nick Kennedy and Percy Watson.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gorgon or Red Alert.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:19 August
- Jessie Matthews: London, England -- Actress (Gangway, First a Girl).
- 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor as a US Supreme Court Justice.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
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