Thursday 8 January 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Genevieve Cortese and Carmen Schafer.
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.
Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, 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 Hill Street Blues.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stampede or Ghost Town.
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Genevieve Cortese: American actress.
- Carmen Schafer: Swiss curler.
- Genevieve Padalecki: TV Actress.
- Jeff Francis: Canadian baseball player.
- Ioannis Kokkodis: Greek swimmer.
- Pirates of Penzance opens at Uris Theater in New York City, New York for 772 performances.
- Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
- Disneyland welcomes its 200-millionth guest, Gert Schelvis.
- India all out 63 in one-day international versus Australia.
- Stack's sells Brasher doubloon of Yale University for $650,000.
- A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, ''perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time''.
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