Sunday July 19, 1981
US date format: 7/19/1981, UK date format: 19/7/1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Grégory Vignal and Yacine Bezzaz.
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 Astro Fantasia or Make Trax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 19, 1981?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
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- 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
- Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
- The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 19, 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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