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The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jonas Armstrong.
In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1981.