Thursday August 20, 1981
US date format: 8/20/1981, UK date format: 20/8/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Ben Barnes and Patxi (Star Academy).
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 Astro Fantasia or Solar Fox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1981?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 1981?
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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)
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street
- Teena Marie - Square Biz
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Evelyn King - I'm In Love
- The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 20, 1981?
On August 20, 1981 several famous people were born including, Ben Barnes, Patxi (Star Academy), Pauline Delpech.
What was the number one song in August 20, 1981?
The number one song in the week of August 20, 1981 was Endless Love by Diana Ross in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens in UK.
What were the top hits on August 20, 1981?
The top hits on August 20, 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.