Monday 21 September 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicole Richie American actress and Meilinda Soerjoko.
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.
Chariots of Fire, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Movie Macabre.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strange Odyssey or Triple Action.
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Which were the important events of 21 September 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
- Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
- Also see September 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Matthew the Evangelist
- Nicole Richie American actress: singer and socialite.
- Meilinda Soerjoko: Indonesian-Australian actress.
- Nicole Richie: Reality Star.
- Rimi Sen: Indian actress.
- 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.
- Belize becomes independent.
- The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
- The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
- The Sydney Tower opens to the public.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1981 ?
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
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