Tuesday 27 January 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jonny Lang and Gabriele Gallasi.
In that special week of January 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 Caverns of Mars or Ghost Town.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 January 1981 ?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Jonny Lang: blues musician.
- Gabriele Gallasi: Italian member of a boys band very popular in Italy in 2001, Lunapop.
- Allegra Gucci: Italian noted family, the daughter of Maurizio and Patrizia Gucci, heiress to her dad's fortune after he was shot on 27 March 1995.
- Yaniv Katan: Israeli footballer.
- Alicia Molik: Australian tennis player.
- Tony Woodcock: New Zealand rugby union player
- Leo Collard: Belgian minister of Education (1946/1954-58), dies at age 78.
- The Indonesian passenger ship ''Tamponas 2'' catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 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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