Sunday January 11, 1981

US date format: 1/11/1981, UK date format: 11/1/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 11, 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 Jamelia (singer) and Tom Meighan. 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 SwordThrust or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
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Events

  • Tintypes closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles).
  • Palau adopts constitution.

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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

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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

Sport Games on January 11, 1981

Sport Games on January 11, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Philadelphia Eagles : 7 - 20
  • Oakland Raiders - San Diego Chargers : 34 - 27
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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 11

If January 11, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 15 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?

Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 11, 1981?

On January 11, 1981 several famous people were born including, Jamelia (singer), Tom Meighan, Jamelia

Which famous people died on January 11, 1981?

Famous people died on January 11, 1981 include, Beulah Bondi

What was the number one song in January 11, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 11, 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 11, 1981?

The top hits on January 11, 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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