Saturday August 01, 1981

US date format: 8/1/1981, UK date format: 1/8/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Ashley Parker Angel and Sally Pressman. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Quest 1.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • Poland Premier Jagielski resigns
  • MTV music video TV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles.

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Movies

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Silsila

Silsila

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha

Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

Ticket to Heaven

Ticket to Heaven

Directed by: Ralph L. Thomas

Starring: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

O anthropakos

O anthropakos

The Rose Medallion

The Rose Medallion

MTV Music Television

MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States of America

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Days to next August 01

If August 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

The White Hotel

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It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Third Deadly Sin

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Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Tigers in the Snow

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Caverns of Mars

Caverns of Mars

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Quest 1

Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

Space Dungeon

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 01, 1981?

On August 01, 1981 several famous people were born including, Ashley Parker Angel, Sally Pressman, Dean Cox.

Which famous people died on August 01, 1981?

Famous people died on August 01, 1981 include, Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, Paddy Chayefsky.

What was the number one song in August 01, 1981?

The number one song in the week of August 01, 1981 was Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield in US and Ghost Town by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on August 01, 1981?

The top hits on August 01, 1981 were Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, The One That You Love by Air Supply, Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) by Joey Scarbury in US and Ghost Town by The Specials, Stars On 45 (Volume 2) by Starsound, Can Can by Bad Manners in UK.


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