Friday 28 August 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Agata Wrobel and Jake Owen.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Softporn Adventure.
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Which were the important events of 28 August 1981 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Agata Wrobel: Polish weightlifter.
- Jake Owen: Country Singer.
- Matt Alrich: American lacrosse player.
- Martin Erat: Czech ice hockey player.
- Daniel Gygax: Swiss footballer.
- Raphael Matos: Brazilian race car driver
- Kelly Misa: Filipino model and actress
- Ahmed Talbi: Moroccan footballer
- Agata Wróbel: Polish weightlifter
- Bela Guttman: Hungarian footballer (Born 1900).
- Sebastian Coe of the UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
- US National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men.
- John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill US President Ronald Reagan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
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