Saturday 17 January 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
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.
Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Origin by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or Stampede.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Ray J: American rapper and singer.
- Scott Mechlowicz: American actor.
- Thierry Ascione
- Amy Lemons
- Christophe Riblon
- Warren Feeney: Northern Irish footballer and manager.
- Loukas Panourgias: Greek footballer (Born 1899).
- Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege
- President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
- Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
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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