Wednesday April 01, 1981

US date format: 4/1/1981, UK date format: 1/4/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Hannah Spearritt and Bjoern Einar Romoeren. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Death Hunt, directed by Peter R. Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest for the Rings or Mystery Fun House.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waleric
  • Saint Hugh of Grenoble
  • Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
  • India - Start of financial year.
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Events

  • CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
  • Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.

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Death Hunt

Death Hunt

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

Caveman

Caveman

Directed by: Carl Gottlieb

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Excalibur

Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Country: United States of America

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner

Country: United States of America

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

TV Series

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Starring: Tôru Furuya

Country: Japan

Razzamatazz

Razzamatazz

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Days to next April 01

If April 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creation by Gore Vidal

Creation

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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

Congo by Michael Crichton

Congo

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The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the …

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

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low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Quest for the Rings

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Omega Race

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.


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