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Big News Headlines in 1981

President Reagan is shot in the chest by would-be assassin John Hinkley.

Space shuttle Columbia, the world's first re-usable spacecraft, is sent into space.

Suspended walkway in Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses killing 113 and injuring186.

A female former lover files a "palimony" suit against tennis star Billie Jean King.

President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court.

Sports Champions of 1981

MLB - Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL - Oakland Raiders
NBA - Boston Celtics
NHL - New York Islanders

Grammy Award Winners in 1981

Record of the Year - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Album of the Year - "Double Fantasy" by J.Lennon & Y.Ono
Song of the Year - "Bette Davis Eyes" by D.Weiss & J.DeShannon

Movie Award Winners in 1981

Best Picture - Chariots of Fire
Best Director - Warren Beatty in “Reds”
Best Actress - Katherine Hepburn in “On Golden Pond”
Best Actor - Henry Fonda in “On Golden Pond”

Top Grossing Movies in 1981

#1 Raiders of the Lost Ark
#2 On Golden Pond
#3 Porky's
#4 Arthur
#5 Stripes

#1 Hits of 1981 (USA Pop Charts)

The One That You Love Air Supply
The Tide is High Blondie
Rapture Blondie
Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross
Morning Train (Nine to Five) Sheena Easton
Kiss on my List Hall & Oates
Private Eyes Hall & Oates
Medley Stars on 45
I Love a Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
Physical Olivia Newton-John
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Keep on Loving You REO Speedwagon
Endless Love Lionel Richie w/Diana Ross
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