BORN IN 1981

Congratulations if you’re celebrating your 40th Birthday this year... 1981 was a very interesting year...

There were some amazing tunes at No.1 this year... I hope yours was a classic?

If you're here looking for a unique gift for a 40th Birthday - check out the No.1 on the Day They Were Born, it could make for a fantastic present (if we do say so ourselves 😉)

ALL THE No.1 HITS FROM 1981

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10 Jan

John Lennon

Imagine

4

474

7 Feb

John Lennon

Woman

2

475

21 Feb

Joe Dolce Music Theatre

Shaddap You Face

3

476

14 Mar

Roxy Music

Jealous Guy

2

477

28 Mar

Shakin’ Stevens

This Ole House

3

478

18 Apr

Buckz Fizz

Making Your Mind Up

3

479

9 May

Adam & The Ants

Stand & Deliver

5

480

13 Jun

Smokey Robinson

Being With You

2

481

27 Jun

Michael Jackson

One Day In Your Life

2

482

11 Jun

The Specials

Ghost Town

3

483

1 Aug

Shakin’ Stevens

Green Door

4

484

29 Aug

Aneka

Japanese Boy

1

485

5 Sep

Soft Cell

Tainted Love

2

486

19 Sep

Adam & The Ants

Prince Charming

4

487

17 Oct

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

It’s My Party

4

488

14 Nov

The Police

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

1

489

21 Nov

Queen & David Bowie

Under Pressure

2

490

5 Dec

Julio Iglesias

Begin The Beguine

1

491

12 Dec

The Human League

Don’t You Want Me

5

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1981 - DID YOU KNOW...?

Liverpool F.C. win the European Cup for the third time by defeating Real Madrid of Spain 1–0 in the final at Parc des Princes, Paris, France. Alan Kennedy scores the only goal of the game. Although they have yet to equal Spanish side Real Madrid's record of six European Cups, they are the first British side to win the trophy three times

Peter Sutcliffe, a 34-year-old lorry driver from Bradford arrested on 2 January in Sheffield, is charged with being the notorious serial killer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper", who is believed to have murdered thirteen women and attacked seven others across northern England since 1975.

Bucks Fizz representing the United Kingdom win the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Making Your Mind Up

The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer takes place at St Paul's Cathedral. More than 30 million viewers watch the wedding on television – the second highest television audience of all time in Britain

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BORN IN 1981

Other sports personalities and celebrities who are clocking up the BIG 4 0 this year:

Zara Phillips, equestrienne, daughter of Anne, Princess Royal

Sheridan Smith, Actress

Beyonce, Singer in Destinys Child

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Rami Malek, Actor, played Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Roger Federer, won 20 grand slam tennis tournaments

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Swedish football player

Britney Spears, Singer

Serena Williams, Tennis star