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Today our Flashback will take us to the year 1981, because was on the 13th of June of that year that Chris Evans, our birthday boy of the week, was born!
Since we are in the week of the brazilian Valentine’s Day and with the theme 9 Days of Love, I could not help myself talking about some cuter events, right?
Especially after I learned that a very special person for us from SIS likes our Happy Hour…
Shall we begin?
The Year of 1981 was declared as the “International Year of People with Disabilities” by the UN.
Our beloved Post-it was invented! Thank you to the genius who created these scrapbook stickers, because I do not know how to live without it…
Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. That same year he suffered an attack…
Another victim of an attack was Pope John Paul II, who had two bullets fired at him in St. Peter’s Square.
It’s already good enough of attack, right?
In April 1981 the first space shuttle mission was held.
Now, our favorite and special Valentine’s Day event:
On July 29, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer (Lady Di – Princess Diana) in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Okay…we do know that the end of this royal wedding was not the fairytale we all expected, but what matters is that, at that moment (in 1981), everyone was happy and they believed in love above all!
And they may not have worked out, but they had two wonderful princes who are very well married and happy.
I’m sure Princess Diana is very happy for her boys, wherever she is!
It was in the year 1981 that two bombs exploded in Riocentro (Rio de Janeiro), during a show in commemoration of Labor Day.
The event was known as Riocentro Attack, resulting in the death of a sergeant and a wounded captain, both of the Brazilian Army, and is investigated to this day.
- Cinema & TV
In August, MTV (Musical Television Video), the American music channel for cable television, made its first broadcast.
In the same month, here in Brazil, the SBT (Brazilian Television System) channel came into operation with the transmission of a speech by Silvio Santos, its owner.
That same year were born great actors, like the American Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Brazilians Sérgio Marone, Mariana Ximenes, Marcelo Adnet and Gisele Itié.
I’m from the 90’s, so I have to assume how happy I am to remember that it was in the year 1981 that many musicians of “my generation” were born.
Some singers who were born this year are: Britney Spears, Amy Lee and Beyoncé Knowles.
The Top 10 of the year, according to Billboard, was:
- “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
- “Endless Love” – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
- “Lady” – Kenny Rogers
- “(Just Like) Starting Over” – John Lennon
- “Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield
- “Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
- “Kiss on My List” – Hall & Oates
- “I Love a Rainy Night” – Eddie Rabbitt
- “9 to 5” – Dolly Parton
- “Keep on Loving You” – REO Speedwagon
In December of that year, Flamengo won the Intercontinental Cup (Interclub World Cup) by winning Liverpool Football Club 3-0.
It was in that year that Pelé received the title of Athlete of the Century by the French newspaper L’Equipe.
In October 1981, Nelson Piquet was the Formule 1 world champion.
I think this year was meant for the future of F1, because in addition to the Piquet’s title, the beloved pilots Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were born.
Wow…! How much important events happened this year, right?
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s Flashback and do not miss the next posts of our Happy Hour about Chris Evans.
Proof reader: Thaís and Manu