|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 and Fashion Icons:
||Charlene Tilton, Suzanne Somers, Catherine
Bach, Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, Christie Brinkley
"You can tell a lot about a fellow's character
by his way of eating jellybeans. "
- President Ronald Reagan
"Betcha canít eat just one"
-Lay's Potato Chips
"No wire hangers, ever!"
- Faye Dunaway, in 'Mommie Dearest'
"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, go, go!"
- Katharine Hepburn, in 'On Golden Pond'
"We bring good things to life"
-General Electric (GE)
"Be all that you can be"
- United States Army ad
|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
Pop Star Automobile Death: Harry Chapin
MTV began on August 1st. The first video, all vidNerds
know was 'Video
Killed The Radio Star' by the Buggles. The second
was Pat Benatar's 'You
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
||Working on the Rubik's Cube, Donkey Kong,
Frogger (arcade), playing withHe-Man and the Masters
of the Universe action figures
|1st appearances & 1981's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||Chariots of Fire
|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)
Number One Songs
December 27, 1980 - January 30, 1981:
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
January 31 - February 6:
The Tide Is High Blondie
February 7 - February 20:
Celebration Kool & The Gang
February 21 - March 6:
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
March 7 - March 20:
I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
March 21 - March 27:
Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
March 28 - April 10:
Rapture - Blondie
April 11 - May 1:
Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates
May 2 - May 15:
Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
May 16 - July 17:
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
July 18 - July 24:
Medley - Stars on 45
July 25 - July 31:
The One That You Love - Air Supply
August 1 - August 14:
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
August 15 - October 16:
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
October 17 - November 6:
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher
November 7 - November 20:
Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
November 21, 1981 - January 29, 1982:
Physical - Olivia Newton-John