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..
Which were the important events of January 31, 1981?
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- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 31, 1981?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Aretha Franklin - United Together
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Parliament - Agony Of Defeet
- Barkays - Boogie Body Land
- Switch - Love Over And Over Again
- ConFunkShun - Too Tight
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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.