Tuesday 20 January 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. 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..
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Which were the important events of 20 January 1981 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Daniel Cudmore: Canadian actor and stuntman.
- Brendan Fevola: Australian Rules Football Player.
- Freddy Guzmán: Dominican baseball player.
- Owen Hargreaves: English footballer.
- Jason Richardson: American basketball player.
- 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
- Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th Director of CIA
- Frank C Carlucci, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
- Minutes after Ronald Reagan takes office as US President, the United States frees almost US$8 billion in frozen Iranian assets, and Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
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