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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 17, 1981?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege
- President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
- Loukas Panourgias: Greek footballer (Born 1899).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17, 1981?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 17If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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.