Saturday September 26, 1981
US date format: 9/26/1981, UK date format: 26/9/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Serena Williams and Christina Milian.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits.
My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Social Studies by Fran Lebowitz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vice Versa.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Car or Madness and the Minotaur.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 26, 1981?
- First flight of the Boeing 767 airliner.
- Houston Astros' Nolan Ryan's fifth no-hitter, beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0.
- Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
- Disney's weekly TV show moves to CBS, making it the first prime-time series to have appeared on all three major networks. The show is renamed Walt Disney, airing on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 26, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Aretha Franklin And George Benson - Love All The Hurt Away
- The B.B. And Q. Band - On The Beat
- Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?