Monday January 12, 1981
US date format: 1/12/1981, UK date format: 12/1/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Valerie Domínguez and Shannon Schambeau.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to by .
In UK by was in the top 5 hits.
Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Stories Of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Cobra or Pleiads / Pleiades.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1981?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Dynasty with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
- Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
- -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C) in Chester, Massachusetts (state record).
- Beulah Bondi, Chicago, Illinois, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at age 89.
- Isobel Elsom: Actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal),...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1981?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 12If January 12, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 17 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on January 12, 1981?
On January 12, 1981 several famous people were born including, Valerie Domínguez, Shannon Schambeau, Amerie .
Which famous people died on January 12, 1981?
Famous people died on January 12, 1981 include, Isobel Elsom.
What was the number one song in January 12, 1981?
The number one song in the week of January 12, 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 12, 1981?
The top hits on January 12, 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.