Saturday January 17, 1981

US date format: 1/17/1981, UK date format: 17/1/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 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 Ray J and Scott Mechlowicz. 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 American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey.bas or Asteroids Deluxe.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege
  • President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.

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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

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 17

If January 17, 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?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Loco-Motion

Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 17, 1981?

On January 17, 1981 several famous people were born including, Ray J, Scott Mechlowicz, Thierry Ascione.

Which famous people died on January 17, 1981?

Famous people died on January 17, 1981 include, Loukas Panourgias.

What was the number one song in January 17, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 17, 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 17, 1981?

The top hits on January 17, 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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