Wednesday August 19, 1981
US date format: 8/19/1981, UK date format: 19/8/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 19, 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 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.
They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Eagle'S Gift by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jawbreaker or Skeet Shoot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 19, 1981?
- 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
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- 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.
London, England -- Actress (Gangway,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19, 1981?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 19, 1981?
On August 19, 1981 several famous people were born including, Nick Kennedy, Percy Watson.
Which famous people died on August 19, 1981?
Famous people died on August 19, 1981 include, Jessie Matthews.
What was the number one song in August 19, 1981?
The number one song in the week of August 19, 1981 was Endless Love by Diana Ross in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens in UK.
What were the top hits on August 19, 1981?
The top hits on August 19, 1981 were Endless Love by Diana Ross, Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) by Joey Scarbury, I Don't Need You by Kenny Rogers in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens, Hooked On Classics by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder in UK.