Saturday January 31, 1981

US date format: 1/31/1981, UK date format: 31/1/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 31, 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 Justin Timberlake and Guillaume Rivière. 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. Eyewitness, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Too Close for Comfort. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian 2 or Alpine Ski.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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Events

  • The Tide Is High by Blondie hits #1
  • Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39).
  • 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter.

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Movies

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Eyewitness

Eyewitness

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Eyes of a Stranger

Eyes of a Stranger

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

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

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 31

If January 31, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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

The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

The Clan Of The Cave Bear

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This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThrough Jean M.

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

The Hidden Target by Helen MacInnes

The Hidden Target

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For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Galaxian 2

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 31, 1981?

On January 31, 1981 several famous people were born including, Justin Timberlake, Spanky Hayes, Guillaume Rivière.

What was the number one song in January 31, 1981?

The number one song in the week of January 31, 1981 was The Tide Is High by Blondie in US and Imagine by John Lennon in UK.

What were the top hits on January 31, 1981?

The top hits on January 31, 1981 were The Tide Is High by Blondie, (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon, Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Imagine by John Lennon, Antmusic by Adam & The Ants, Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir in UK.


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