December 24th, 1981, fell on a Thursday. It was day 358 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 7 months and 16 days have passed since December 24th, 1981.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 1981:
The date is December 24th, 1981 and it's a Thursday. Christmas Day of 1981 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Physical by Olivia Newton-John is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Don't You Want Me by Human League 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 "M*A*S*H", "Quincy, M.E.", "Chips" and "The Smurfs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Asteroids" and "Galaxian". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "The Smurfs" and "Danger Mouse".
Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Speak & Spell" and "Rubik's Cube".
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 24th, 1981.
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.
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"Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "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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