Sunday January 25, 1981

US date format: 1/25/1981, UK date format: 25/1/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 25, 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 Alicia Keys and Alicia Keys. 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 Too Close for Comfort. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Scramble or Defender.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
  • Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
  • Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
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Events

  • Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
  • 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrive back in US.
  • Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.

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Movies

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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

Sport Games on January 25, 1981

Sport Games on January 25, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Oakland Raiders : 10 - 27
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TV Series

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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

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Days to next January 25

If January 25, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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

Congo by Michael Crichton

Congo

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The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the …

The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

Stampede

Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics


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