Wednesday 14 January 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pitbull (rapper) and Myriam Baverel.
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 Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Town or Mario.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Pitbull (rapper)
- Myriam Baverel
- Christopher Griffiths: American hiker, a risk taker who generally excelled at sports.
- Abdelmalek Cherrad: Algerian football player.
- Hyleas Fountain: American heptathlete.
- Rosa López: Spanish singer.
- Concepción Montaner: Spanish long jumper.
- Chiharu Niiyama: Japanese actress and model.
- Rosa Lopez: Spanish singer.
- John O'Grady: Australian writer (They're a Weird Mob) (Born 1907).
- FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
- US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish.
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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