Music - Billboard Weekly #1 in 1981
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon (3 weeks)
"The Tide Is High" - Blondie (1)
"Celebration" - Kool & The Gang (2)
"9 To 5" - Dolly Parton (2)
"I Love A Rainy Night" - Eddie Rabbitt (2)
"Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon (1)
"Rapture" - Blondie (2)
"Kiss On My List" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (3)
"Morning Train (9 To 5)" - Sheena Easton (2)
"Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes (9, best selling single of the year)
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars On 45 (1)
"The One That You Love" - Air Supply (1)
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield (2)
"Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (9)
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" - Christopher Cross (3)
"Private Eyes" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (2)
"Physical" - Olivia Newton-John (6 weeks in 1981 + 4 weeks in 1982)
 
Movies
Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Superman II
Stir Crazy
Nine to Five
Stripes
Any Which Way You Can
Arthur
The Cannonball Run
The Four Seasons
For Your Eyes Only
Academy Award - Best Picture - Chariots of Fire
 
Sports
Stanley Cup - NY Islanders d. Minnesota North Stars (4-1)
Wayne Gretzky wins Art Ross and Hart Trophies
 
Grey Cup - Edmonton Eskimos d. Ottawa Rough Riders (26-23)
 
Super Bowl - Oakland Raiders d. Philadephia Eagles (27-10)
 
World Series - LA Dodgers d. NY Yankees (4-2)
 
NBA - Boston Celtics d. Houston Rockets (4-2)
 
News
Calgary awarded 1988 Winter Olympics.
Prime Minister of Canada - Pierre Trudeau
Premier of Alberta - Peter Lougheed
Terry Fox passes away in June 1981.