Wednesday June 24, 1981
US date format: 6/24/1981, UK date format: 24/6/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 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 Vanessa Ray and George Ragan.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
Blow Out, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing New Rally-X or Ghost Town.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 24, 1981?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
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- The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
- Six young people in Yugoslavia first saw what they believed to be an apparition of The Virgin Mary.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 24, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Neil Diamond - America
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
- Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts
- Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
- Cameo - Freaky Dancin'
- Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Maze - Running Away
- Stanley Clarke/George Duke - Sweet Baby
- Change - Paradise
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.
Who was the US President on June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on June 24, 1981?
On June 24, 1981 several famous people were born including, Vanessa Ray, George Ragan, Joe Taslim
What was the number one song in June 24, 1981?
The number one song in the week of June 24, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson in UK
What were the top hits on June 24, 1981?
The top hits on June 24, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Medley by Stars On 45, Sukiyaki by Taste Of Honey, A in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson, One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson, More Than In Love by Kate Robbins & Beyond in UK