Saturday 3 January 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Polly Klaas and Eli Manning.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, 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 Nanny.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Snafu or Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 January 1981 ?
- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Polly Klaas: American homicide victim.
- Eli Manning: American football player.
- Naresh Iyer: Indian singer.
- Princess Alice: Countess of Athlone (Born 1883).
- Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 metre butterfly (58.91s).
- 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (6-0, 7-5).
- Greg Chappell scores 204 versus India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
- Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey #34, Austin Carr.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?
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
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