Tuesday 6 January 1981, Epiphany
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeremie Renier and Jérémie Renier.
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.
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 Ghost Town or Crazy Kong.
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Jeremie Renier: Belgian actor.
- Jérémie Renier: Belgian actor, made his film debut in "La promesse" (1996).
- Mike Jones: American rapper.
- Rinko Kikuchi: Japanese actress and director.
- Asante Samuel: American football player.
- A J Cronin: Scottish writer (Born 1896).
- 50th hat trick in New York Islanders' history - John Tonelli scores five goals.
- The Brazilian double decker boat ''Novo Amapo'' capsizes in the Amazon River, Belem de Cajari, Macapa, Brazil 230 are killed.
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