Monday December 28, 1981
US date format: 12/28/1981, UK date format: 28/12/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 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 Sienna Miller and Khalid Boulahrouz.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, 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 Let There Be Love.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Scramble or Sky Skipper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 28, 1981?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
- Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
- The first American test-tube baby (Elizabeth Jordan Carr) is born, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 28, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
Top #9 songs in the UK
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