Wednesday 28 January 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elijah Wood in Cedar Rapids and Guude .
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Tide Is High by Blondie.
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 Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Robby Roto or Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
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Which were the important events of 28 January 1981 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Elijah Wood in Cedar Rapids: Iowa; American actor and music producer (Radio Flyer, Good Son).
- Guude : YouTube Star.
- Big Freedia: Rapper.
- Elijah Wood: Movie Actor.
- Hoshino: Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Sakerock).
- Olympic Glory oil tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills one million gallons of oil in a ship collision.
- William J Casey becomes the 13th director of US Central Intelligence Agency (until 1987).
- Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain
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