Friday January 02, 1981
US date format: 1/2/1981, UK date format: 2/1/1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 2, 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 Kirk Hinrich and Maxi Rodríguez.
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 Asteroids Deluxe or Quest 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 02, 1981?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
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- Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, West Indies versus Pakistan.
- Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 metre butterfly (2:05.65).
- David Lynch: American director and screenwriter, one...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 02, 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 02If January 02, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 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?