Sunday 18 January 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dong-Won Kang and Antje Traue.
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 Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacechase or Omega Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 January 1981 ?
- Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
- Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
- Dong-Won Kang
- Antje Traue
- Olivier Rochus: Belgian tennis player.
- Kang Dong-won: South Korean model and actor.
- Otgonbayar Ershuu: Mongolian painter and illustrator.
- Khari Stephenson: Jamaican footballer.
- Kimberly Gloudemans: Miss California Teen-USA (1997).
- Latoya Farley: Miss Oklahoma Teen-USA (1996).
- Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
- Iran accepts US offer of US$7.9 billion in frozen assets for the release of hostages.
- Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
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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