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EVENTS IN HISTORY 1981
JAN 20 – Ronald Regan is sworn in as President of The United States
JAN 20 – 52 hostages who had been held for 14 months in Iran are released
MAR 06 – Walter Cronkite retires as anchor of CBS Evening News
MAR 30 – US President Ronald Regan survives an assassination attempt
MAR 31Ordinary People wins the Best Picture Oscar
JUN 05 – The first recognized cases of A.I.D.S. are reported in the US
JUL 07 – Sandra Day O’Conner is nominated to be the first woman on the US Supreme Court
AUG 01 – MTV is launched
AUG 12 – The IBM 5150 PC is launched in the US as a base price of $1,565
AUG 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 to life for the assassination of John Lennon
SEP 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his 1st NWA World Heavyweight Championship
SEP 19 – Simon and Garfunkel perform a free concert in Central Park to over half a million people
SEP 25 – Sandra Day O’Conner becomes the 1st woman on the US Supreme Court
OCT 28 – Metallica forms in Los Angeles
NOV 16 – Luke and Luara marry on the soap opera General Hospital. This becomes the longest rated hour in US television history
NOV 23 – US President Ronald Regan signs NSDD-17 which will lead to the Iran/Contra scandal
DEC 11 – In his last professional fight, Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick
DEC 28 – Elizabeth Jordan Car is born as America’s 1st test tube baby
SOURCE: Wikipedia

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BILLBOARD TOP 100 OF 1981

1 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
2 Endless Love Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
3 Lady Kenny Rogers
4 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
5 Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
6 Celebration Kool and The Gang
7 Kiss On My List Daryl Hall and John Oates
8 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
9 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
10 Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon
11 Theme From “Greatest American Hero” (Believe It Or Not) Joey Scarbury
12 Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton
13 Being With You Smokey Robinson
14 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
15 Rapture Blondie
16 A Woman Needs Love Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio
17 The Tide Is High Blondie
18 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr.
19 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
20 I Love You Climax Blues Band
21 Woman John Lennon
22 Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey
23 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
24 Medley Stars On 45
25 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
26 Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
27 Every Woman In The World Air Supply
28 The One That You Love Air Supply
29 Guilty Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
30 The Best Of Times Styx
31 Elvira Oak Ridge Boys
32 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
33 No Gettin’ Over Me Ronnie Milsap
34 Living Inside Myself Gino Vannelli
35 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
36 Boy From New York City Manhattan Transfer
37 Urgent Foreigner
38 Passion Rod Stewart
39 Lady (You Bring Me Up) Commodores
40 Crying Don Mclean
41 Hearts Marty Balin
42 It’s My Turn Diana Ross
43 You Make My Dreams Daryl Hall and John Oates
44 I Don’t Need You Kenny Rogers
45 How ‘Bout Us Champaign
46 Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
47 The Breakup Song Greg Kihn Band
48 Time Alan Parsons Project
49 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
50 Sweetheart Franke and The Knockouts
51 Someone’s Knockin’ Terri Gibbs
52 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
53 Together Tierra
54 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
55 What Are We Doin’ In Love Dottie West
56 Who’s Crying Now Journey
56 Who’s Crying Now Journey
57 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Police
58 This Little Girl Gary U.S. Bonds
59 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
60 Giving It Up For Your Love Delbert McClinton
61 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
62 America Neil Diamond
63 Ain’t Even Done With The Night John Cougar
64 Arthur’s Theme Christopher Cross
65 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
66 Games People Play Alan Parsons Project
67 I Can’t Stand It Eric Clapton
68 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
69 Master Blaster Stevie Wonder
70 Hello Again Neil Diamond
71 Don’t Stand So Close To Me Police
72 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
73 I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
74 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
75 Step By Step Eddie Rabbitt
76 The Stroke Billy Squier
77 Feels So Right Alabama
78 Sweet Baby Stanley Clarke and George Duke
79 Same Old Lang Syne Dan Fogelberg
80 Cool Love Pablo Cruise
81 Hold On Tight ELO
82 It’s Now Or Never John Schneider
83 Treat Me Right Pat Benatar
84 Winning Santana
85 What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
86 Watching The Wheels John Lennon
87 Tell It Like It Is Heart
88 Smoky Mountain Rain Ronnie Milsap
89 I Made It Through The Rain Barry Manilow
90 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ Daryl Hall and John Oates
91 Suddenly Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard
92 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
93 The Beach Boys Medley Beach Boys
94 Whip It Devo
95 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
96 Really Wanna Know You Gary Wright
97 Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash
98 I’m Coming Out Diana Ross
99 Miss Sun Boz Scaggs
100 Time Is Time Andy Gibb
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