Wednesday January 21, 1981
US date format: 1/21/1981, UK date format: 21/1/1981
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 21, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), 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 Izabella Miko and Michel Teló.
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 Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Borderline or Thief.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 21, 1981?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 21, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Aretha Franklin - United Together
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- Cameo - Keep It Hot
- The Reddings - Remote Control
- Parliament - Agony Of Defeet
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- Barkays - Boogie Body Land
- Switch - Love Over And Over Again
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?