Monday September 21, 1981
US date format: 9/21/1981, UK date format: 21/9/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 21, 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 Nicole Richie and Rimi Sen.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits.
My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Social Studies by Fran Lebowitz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vice Versa.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strange Odyssey or Mario.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 21, 1981?
- Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
- International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
- In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
- Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
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- Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from the UK
- Steve Carlton strikes out National League record 3,118th (Andre Dawson).
- Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
- Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 21, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Aretha Franklin And George Benson - Love All The Hurt Away
- The B.B. And Q. Band - On The Beat
- Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You
Sport Games on September 21, 1981
- Dallas Cowboys - New England Patriots : 35 - 21
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