On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1981

Historical Events

  • "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1

Golden Globes

38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Robert De Niro, & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)

Famous Birthdays

  • Julio Arca, Argentinian football player, born in Quilmes, Argentina

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter ("Can't Stop The Feeling!"; "Sexyback"), and actor (Friends With Benefits) born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
  • Sergio D. Acosta, American Chicano Filmmaker, born in San Jose, California
1981 Highlights

About January 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius