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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
  • MLB - Los Angeles Dodgers

    NFL - Oakland Raiders

    NBA - Boston Celtics

    NHL - New York Islanders

  • Grammy Award Winners
  • 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

  • Academy Award Winners
  • 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
  • #1 Raiders of the Lost Ark

    #2 On Golden Pond

    #3 Porky's

    #4 Arthur

    #5 Stripes

    #1 Hits of 1981 (US Pop Charts)


    The One That You Love

    The Tide is High


    Arthur's Theme

    Morning Train (Nine to Five)

    Kiss on My List

    Private Eyes


    I Love a Rainy Night

    Jessie's Girl

    9 to 5



    Keep on Loving You

    Endless Love


    Air Supply



    Christopher Cross

    Sheena Easton

    Hall & Oates

    Hall & Oates

    Stars on 45

    Eddie Rabbitt

    Rick Springfield

    Dolly Parton

    Olivia Newton-John

    Kool & the Gang

    REO Speedwagon

    Lionel Richie w/Diana Ross

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