Sunday 26 April 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ms Dynamite and Dynamite.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Funny Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Black Hole.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1981 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Ms Dynamite: British musician.
- Dynamite: Rapper.
- Matthieu Delpierre: French footballer.
- Caro Emerald: Dutch singer.
- Sandra Schmitt: German skier (d. 2000).
- Copperfield closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
- Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing - Dallas), dies at age 65.
- Largest US bank robbery (Tucson, Arizona), more than US$33 million stolen.
- Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
- Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
- French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and François Mitterrand
- Monarcas Morelia ascended to the Mexican Primera division.
- May ndash Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon Basin.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Blondie - Rapture
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- John Lennon - Woman
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
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