Monday February 23, 1981
US date format: 2/23/1981, UK date format: 23/2/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 23, 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 Josh Gad and Michaël Erpelding.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt.
In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits.
Blood Wedding, directed by Carlos Saura, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Number 96.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eastern Front (1941) or Triple Action.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 23, 1981?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
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- People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
- Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails.
- In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 23, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- John Lennon - Woman
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
- ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Slave - Watching You
- The Jones Girls - I Just Love The Man
- Tierra - Together
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