Monday June 29, 1981
US date format: 6/29/1981, UK date format: 29/6/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Maria Maya and Joe Johnson.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
Endless Love, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US) or Gobbler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 29, 1981?
- The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
- Seychelles - Independence Day.
- Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
- Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
- Mohammed Hussein Beheshti: Iran ayatollah / politician, murdered.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 29, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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