Wednesday July 29, 1981
US date format: 7/29/1981, UK date format: 29/7/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 29, 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 Fernando Alonso and Emily Bauer.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or GORF.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 29, 1981?
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
- Iran ex-President Bani Sadr flees to Paris
- Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer.
- A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 29, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 29If July 29, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 9 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?