August 15th, 1981, fell on a Saturday. It was day 227 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since August 15th, 1981.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1981:
The date is August 15th, 1981 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Green Door by Shakin' Stevens is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States.
Because it's 1981, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Kim Carnes, Soft Cell, Phil Collins, John Lennon, Stars On 45, Diana Ross and Olivia Newton-John. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Three's Company", "Dallas" and "Trapper John, M.D.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Thundarr the Barbarian". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lego Technic", "Atari 2600", "Simon (memory game)" and "Big wheel (tricycle)".
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The early 80s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants and embroidered jeans were all popular during this period. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes would go on to win a Grammy for 1981's Song of the Year.
The architect of the Gdansk Agreement, Lech Walesa, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1981.
"Chariots of Fire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1981.
Movies released in 1981 included Raiders of the Lost Ark, On Golden Pond, Superman II, Arthur, Stripes, The Cannonball Run, Chariots of Fire, For Your Eyes Only, The Four Seasons, Escape from New York, The Evil Dead, Mad Max 2, An American Werewolf in London and Time Bandits.
Popular music artists in 1981 included Kim Carnes, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Kool & the Gang, Hall & Oates, Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton and REO Speedwagon.
In the middle of 1981, the AIDS epidemic officially began, as the CDC reported that an unusual type of pneumonia had been discovered in five homosexual men in LA.
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"Thundarr the Barbarian" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Sesame Street" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"
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