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..

You can also have a look at the year 1981, at January 12 across the years or at January 1981 calendar.

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 1981?


Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

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

Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

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

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Days to next January 12

If 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.
calendar

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1981?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Stories Of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury

The Stories Of Ray Bradbury

By:

One hundred of Ray Bradbury’s remarkable stories which have, together with his classic novels, earned him an immense international audience and his place among the most imaginative and enduring writers of

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

By:

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse

By:

The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

By:

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide To The Birds

By:

Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Cobra

Super Cobra

Platform: Arcade, Adventure Vision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Intellivision, MSX, Sord M5

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/EU Konami; NA Stern; NA Entex; NA Parker Brothers

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.

Lock 'n' Chase

Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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.


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes