Sunday February 01, 1981

US date format: 2/1/1981, UK date format: 1/2/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Graeme Smith and Luis Lama. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Tide Is High by Blondie. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Eyewitness, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Settlers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Solar Fox or Snafu.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
  • Duke Ellington-musical Sophisticated Ladies, premieres in New York City
  • Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
  • Sandra Palmer win LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek.
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Movies

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Eyewitness

Eyewitness

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Eyes of a Stranger

Eyes of a Stranger

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

Night School

Night School

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

TV Series

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The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Break in the Sun

Break in the Sun

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

The Clan Of The Cave Bear

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This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThrough Jean M.

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

The Hidden Target by Helen MacInnes

The Hidden Target

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For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Route-16

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Snafu

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

Omega Race

Omega Race

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

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On February 01, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 01, 1981?

On February 01, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 01, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 01, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on February 01, 1981?

On February 01, 1981 several famous people were born including, Luis Lama, Graeme Smith, Rob Austin.

Which famous people died on February 01, 1981?

Famous people died on February 01, 1981 include, Ernst Pepping, Donald Wills Douglas, Nils Geirr Tveitt.

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

The number one song in the week of February 01, 1981 was The Tide Is High by Blondie in US and Imagine by John Lennon in UK.

What were the top hits on February 01, 1981?

The top hits on February 01, 1981 were The Tide Is High by Blondie, (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon, Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Imagine by John Lennon, Antmusic by Adam & The Ants, Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir in UK.


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