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Sunday

1981-04-12

Events

First Shuttle launch Columbia 1981

First Shuttle launch Columbia 1981

  • Space Shuttle Columbia, STS-1, is launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The maiden voyage occurs 20 years after Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in his Vostock I spacecraft.

Radio / charts

  • Radio: BBC Radio One, 5 pm - Top 40 introduced by Tony Blackburn [1]. [1]. Featuring:
    • Ultravox - Slow Motion (40, NE)
    • Keith Marshall - Only Crying (39, NE)
    • David Bowie - Up the Hill Backwards (32)
    • PIL - Flowers of Romance (31, NE)
    • Spandau Ballet - Musclebound (29, NE)
    • Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai (19, NE)
    • Roxy Music - Jealous Guy (18)
    • Visage - Mind of a Toy (16)
    • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - Dave Stewart with Colin Blunstone (13)
    • The Jacksons - Can You Feel It (11)
    • Hazel O'Connor - D-Days (10)
    • Toyah - It's a Mystery (Four from Toyah EP) (8)
    • Linx - Intuition (7)
    • Landscape - Einstein a Go Go (5)
    • Kim Wilde - Kids in America (4)
    • Shakin' Stevens - This Ol House (1)


Notes

  1. part one here, part two here
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