Sunday 20 December 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Royal Ivey and Julien Benneteau.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaboom! or Stampede.
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Which were the important events of 20 December 1981 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Royal Ivey: American basketball player.
- Julien Benneteau: French tennis player, ranked ATP World No.
- James Shields: American baseball player.
- Ivey: American basketball player.
- Darya Pchelnik: Belarusian hammer thrower.
- Roy Williams: American football player
- Dimitris Rontiris: Greek actor and director (Born 1899).
- Dreamgirls opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
- Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) and most turnovers (10)
- Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark.
- The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Commodores - Oh No
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
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