Friday January 16, 1981

US date format: 1/16/1981, UK date format: 16/1/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 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 Jamie Lundmark and Paul Rofe. 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. 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 Stargate or Space Eggs.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand

Events

  • John Lennon releases Woman in the UK
  • Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth.
  • Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
  • Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bj�rn Borg.

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Movies

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Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

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

Country: United States of America

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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

Night School

Night School

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

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

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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 16

If January 16, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Stories Of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury

The Stories Of Ray Bradbury

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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

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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

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The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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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

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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?

Route-16

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

Snafu

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

Stargate

Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 16, 1981?

On January 16, 1981 several famous people were born including, Jamie Lundmark, Paul Rofe, Nick Valensi.

Which famous people died on January 16, 1981?

Famous people died on January 16, 1981 include, Bernard Lee.

What was the number one song in January 16, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 16, 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 16, 1981?

The top hits on January 16, 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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