Tuesday 13 January 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ginger Zee and Shad Gaspard.
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 Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crossfire or Mouse Trap.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Ginger Zee: TV Show Host.
- Shad Gaspard: American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor.
- Diana Perez
- Yujiro Takahashi: Japanese wrestler.
- Jason James: Welsh bassist.
- Emiel van Hemeldonck: Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83.
- Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minutes for 30 minutes.
- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- Heart - Tell It Like It Is
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
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