|<< - 1980|
|World Series Champions:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Superbowl XV Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
New York Islanders
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
John McEnroe/Tracy Austin
John McEnroe/Chris Evert
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Barbara Bach, Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Valerie Bertinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Christie Brinkley, Charo, Joan Collins, Lydia Cornell, Bo Derek, Linda Evans, Morgan Fairchild, Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Erin Gray, Debbie Harry, Goldie Hawn, Marilu Henner, Lauren Hutton, Grace Jones, Nastassja Kinski, Jessica Lange, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Victoria Principal, Tanya Roberts, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, Donna Summer, Heather Thomas, Cheryl Tiegs, Charlene Tilton
"You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. "
- President Ronald Reagan
"Betcha canít eat just one"
"No wire hangers, ever!"
"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't
you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going
to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go,
"We bring good things to life"
"Be all that you can be"
Bob Marley's final words to his son Ziggy were, "Money can't buy life."
When President Ronald Reagan has been admitted to a hospital in 1981 due to being shot by John Hinckley Jr., he joked "Please tell me you're all Republicans." To which a surgeon who was a liberal democrat himself replied, "We're all Republicans today."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Susan Powell (Elk City, OK)
Kim Seelbrede (Ohio)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke cooked up a story about an 8-year-old herion addict named Jimmy. He didn't exist, but her pleas that he could have existed didn't stop her from getting in trouble.
Jack Henry Abbott was a felon/murderer/bank robber who wrote In the Belly of the Beast while in prison. Norman Mailer and other vouched for him... he was released and stabbed an employee at a restaurant who told him he could not use the employee's rest room. Back in prison, he killed himself in 2002.
Actress Drowning Death: Actress Natalie Wood died, apparently falling overboard after a day/night sailing with hubby Robert Wagner and mutual friend Christopher Walken.
Actor Injury Death: William Holden was
drunk, fell and cut his head open. He didn't realize how injured he
was, didn't call for help, and died from the what should have been
a fairly easy stiching.
1981 Pop Culture News:
Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
"Bulimia" was the new word du jour.
The Smurfs, created in 1958, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series brought them into American pop culture. Athough many fans think Smurfette was the only female Smurf, there were actually two more - Nanny Smurf and Sassette Smurf. There was no Smurfina.
Prince Charles married Lady Diana on July 29, 1981. It was on TV and in all the newspapers.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1981: $275,000
Still working on last year's fad, The Rubik's Cube, Donkey Kong, Frogger (arcade), playing withHe-Man and the Masters of the Universe action figures
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. On Golden Pond
3. Superman II
6. The Cannonball Run
7. Chariots Of Fire
8. For Your Eyes Only
9. The Four Seasons
10. Time Bandits
|1981 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
3. The Jeffersons (CBS)
4. Three's Company (ABC)
5. Alice (CBS)
6. The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)
7. Too Close For Comfort (ABC)
8. ABC Monday Night Movie (ABC)
9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
10. One Day at a Time (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1981 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1981:
|Popular Music in 1981 - # 1 Hits of 1981|