Friday, September 30, 2022

This Week in History: July 31-August 4, 1981

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack.

This Week in History: July 31- Aug. 4, 1981

The No. 1 song was “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield

The No. 1 movie is “Arthur,” starring Dudley Moore.

Voice actor Travis Willingham was born, and actor Melvyn Dangles died.

Quote: “No wire hangers, ever!” said Faye Dunaway in “Mommie Dearest.”

More This Week in History: May 29-June 2, 1978; June 26-20, 1984; July 24-28, 1988

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Mike Hack has enjoyed living in North Carolina for 14 years and Wilmington for the past seven. Mike is a musician and videographer who enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, bus rides, long walks, and music history trivia. Mike has a vast knowledge of dates, and researching them is just one of his many passions.  Mike also has autism and is enjoying connecting with his community via Port City Daily!

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