Thursday 26 February 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Maria Sansone and Demetrius Grosse.
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.
The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fatty & George.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Cranston Manor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
- Saint Alexander of Alexandria
- Saint Nestor (died 251)
- Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
- Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.
- Maria Sansone: American journalist and Internet personality.
- Demetrius Grosse
- Sharon Van Etten: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Märt Avandi: Estonian actor.
- Kertus Davis: American race car driver.
- Kaori Yoneyama: Japanese wrestler.
- Johnathan Wendel: American video gamer.
- Fatal1ty : American gamer.
- Munabi: Assistant to Uganda President Obote, murdered.
- FC Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes]: lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at age 79.
- Robert Aickman: English author and activist co-founded the Inland Waterways Association (d. 1981).
- Howard Hanson: American composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at age 84 (born 1896).
- 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released
- 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn and Bost
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
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
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