Sunday May 24, 1981
US date format: 5/24/1981, UK date format: 24/5/1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 David Fray and Shelby Lyons.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits.
Green Ice, directed by Ernest Day, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids Deluxe or Pyramid of Doom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1981?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
- Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
- John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
- Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
- Shalamar - Make That Move
- The Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
- Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts
- Champaign - How 'bout Us
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 24If May 24, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 24, 1981?
On May 24, 1981 several famous people were born including, David Fray, Shelby Lyons, Sayaka Ando.
Which famous people died on May 24, 1981?
Famous people died on May 24, 1981 include, Jack Warner [Waters], George Jessel, George Jessel.
What was the number one song in May 24, 1981?
The number one song in the week of May 24, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants in UK.
What were the top hits on May 24, 1981?
The top hits on May 24, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Being With You by Smokey Robinson, Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr. in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants, Stars On 45 by Starsound, You Drive Me Crazy by Shakin' Stevens in UK.