Sunday January 04, 1981

US date format: 1/4/1981, UK date format: 4/1/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 4, 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 Silvy De Bie and Hitomi Obara. 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 Defender or K-Razy Shoot-Out.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Events

  • Frankenstein opens and closes on Broadway
  • Peter Pan closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
  • British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper
  • 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (7-5, 7-6, 6-3).

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Famous Deaths

  • : Canadian pianist and composer (I'll...

Movies

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Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States of America

Scanners

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Country: United States of America

Fear No Evil

Fear No Evil

Directed by: Frank LaLoggia

Starring: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

It's My Turn

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

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NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Atlanta Falcons : 30 - 27
  • Oakland Raiders - Cleveland Browns : 14 - 12
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TV Series

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Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Days to next January 04

If January 04, 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse

By:

The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

The Hidden Target by Helen MacInnes

The Hidden Target

By:

For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

By:

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kick

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Kaboom!

Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 04, 1981?

On January 04, 1981 several famous people were born including, Silvy De Bie, Hitomi Obara, Alicia Garza.

Which famous people died on January 04, 1981?

Famous people died on January 04, 1981 include, Ruth Lowe.

What was the number one song in January 04, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 04, 1981 was (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon in US and Imagine by John Lennon in UK.

What were the top hits on January 04, 1981?

The top hits on January 04, 1981 were (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon, More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer, Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond in US and Imagine by John Lennon, Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir, Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie in UK.


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