Find out what the world looked like on January 1 in the most popular years: events, famous birthdays, music, movies, etc..
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Jonas Armstrong.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1981.