Sunday 1 February 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Luis Lama and Graeme Smith.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Tide Is High by Blondie.
In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits.
Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Blast or Quest for the Rings.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1981 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Luis Lama: Angolan footballer.
- Graeme Smith: South African cricketer.
- Rob Austin: English race car driver.
- Christian Giménez: Argentinian footballer.
- Ernst Pepping: Composer, dies at 79.
- Donald Wills Douglas: Sr.
- Nils Geirr Tveitt: Norwegian composer, dies at age 72 (born 1908).
- Wanda Hendrix: American actress, a wholesome, baby-faced ingénue of grade-B films in the '50s with roles in over 21 films.
- Geirr Tveitt: Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1981).
- 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
- Duke Ellington-musical Sophisticated Ladies, premieres in New York City
- Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
- NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
- Sandra Palmer win LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek.
- French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq.
- 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain
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