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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 25, 1981?
- 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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- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 25, 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
Sport Games on January 25, 1981
- Philadelphia Eagles - Oakland Raiders : 10 - 27
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