English singer and actress Toyah, (Victoria Wilcox) was born. In 1981, she had three top ten singles in the UK: "Four from Toyah" (EP), "I Want to Be Free", and "Thunder in the Mountains".
American singer-songwriter and actress Martika (Marta Marrero) was born. In 1989, she topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Toy Soldiers", the second single from her self-titled debut album.
Phil Collins reached number one in Germany with "In The Air Tonight", the lead single from his debut solo album, "Face Value".
Scottish band Simple Minds went to number one in the United States with "Don't You (Forget About Me)". The song was played during the closing credits of the John Hughes film "The Breakfast Club".