Monday January 05, 1981

US date format: 1/5/1981, UK date format: 5/1/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 5, 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 deadmau5 and Brooklyn Sudano. 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. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, directed by Andrea Bianchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asylum or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.

Events

  • Nightline with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
  • British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of Yorkshire Ripper murders of 13 women

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Movies

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Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

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

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 05

If January 05, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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.

Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Strategy X

Strategy X

Platform: Arcade; Atari 2600

Genre: Vertically scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 05, 1981?

On January 05, 1981 several famous people were born including, deadmau5 , Brooklyn Sudano, Lisette Pagler.

Which famous people died on January 05, 1981?

Famous people died on January 05, 1981 include, Harold C Urey.

What was the number one song in January 05, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 05, 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 05, 1981?

The top hits on January 05, 1981 were (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon, Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond, Guilty by Barbra Streisand in US and Imagine by John Lennon, Antmusic by Adam & The Ants, Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir in UK.


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