Monday August 31, 1981
US date format: 8/31/1981, UK date format: 31/8/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Ahmad Harthy and Christine Dolce.
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.
Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Willo the Wisp.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Car or Sabotage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 31, 1981?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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- Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
- A bomb explodes at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, West Germany, injuring 20 people.
- Joseph H Hirschhorn: US art collector / founder H Museum,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 31, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Teena Marie - Square Biz
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Evelyn King - I'm In Love
- Phyllis Hyman And Mike Henderson - Can't We Fall In Love Again
- Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street
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Days to next August 31If August 31, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 31, 1981?
On August 31, 1981 several famous people were born including, Christine Dolce, Ahmad Harthy, Mawnia Al-Kuwaitia.
Which famous people died on August 31, 1981?
Famous people died on August 31, 1981 include, Joseph H Hirschhorn.
What was the number one song in August 31, 1981?
The number one song in the week of August 31, 1981 was Endless Love by Diana Ross in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens in UK.
What were the top hits on August 31, 1981?
The top hits on August 31, 1981 were Endless Love by Diana Ross, Slow Hand by Pointer Sisters, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens, Hooked On Classics by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder in UK.