Saturday March 28, 1981
US date format: 3/28/1981, UK date format: 28/3/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Julia Stiles and Gareth David-Lloyd.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie.
In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits.
Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing VIC Avenger or Ghost Town.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 28, 1981?
- Saint Sixtus III
- Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
- Saint Castor
- Saint Gontram (died 592)
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- Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 metre (40.18 seconds).
- Viv Richards scores century in the first Test at his home in Antigua.
- Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500 metre (36.91 seconds).
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 28, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- Slave - Watching You
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Grover Washington, Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
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