Thursday February 26, 1981
US date format: 2/26/1981, UK date format: 26/2/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 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 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.
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 Omega Race or Cosmic Avenger.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 26, 1981?
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
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- 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn and Bost
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 26, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?