Thursday 8 January 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1981 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Jeff Francis: Canadian baseball player.
- Ioannis Kokkodis: Greek swimmer.
- Virgil Spier: Dutch sprinter and hurdler.
- Trent Waterhouse: Australian rugby player.
- Genevieve Cortese: American actress.
- Pirates of Penzance opens at Uris Theater in New York City, New York for 772 performances.
- Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
- Disneyland welcomes its 200-millionth guest, Gert Schelvis.
- India all out 63 in one-day international versus Australia.
- Stack's sells Brasher doubloon of Yale University for $650,000.
- A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, ''perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time''.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 8 January 1981 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?