Monday 21 December 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cristian Zaccardo and Frankie Abernathy.
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.
On TV people were watching An Orphan's Tale.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Rat Race or Donkey.bas.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Cristian Zaccardo: Italian footballer.
- Frankie Abernathy: American purse designer cast member on The Real World: San Diego (d. 2007).
- Mohammed Jabarah: Kuwaiti terrorist.
- Sajid Mahmood: English cricketer.
- Sanita Pušpure: Latvian-Irish rower.
- Lynda Thomas: Mexican singer-songwriter and producer.
- Allan Dwan: Canadian-American director producer and screenwriter (d. 1981).
- Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 overtimes (NCAA record).
- Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA).
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
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
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Sport Games on 21 December 1981
- Oakland Raiders - San Diego Chargers : 10 - 23
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