Thursday January 01, 1981, NewYear’s Day
US date format: 1/1/1981, UK date format: 1/1/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 1981). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jonas Armstrong and Eden Riegel.
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.
Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astrosmash or Scramble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 01, 1981?
- International Year for the Disabled begins
- Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community.
- Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title.
- Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Islands) becomes self-governing.
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- Hephzibah Menuhin: American-Jewish concert pianist (Born...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 01, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Heart - Tell It Like It Is
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Teddy Pendergrass - Love T.K.O.
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Cameo - Keep It Hot
- Aretha Franklin - United Together
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- The Reddings - Remote Control
- Larry Graham - When We Get Married
- Parliament - Agony Of Defeet
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 01If January 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?