Sunday March 01, 1981
US date format: 3/1/1981, UK date format: 1/3/1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Robinson Stévenin and Ana Hickmann.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt.
In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits.
Blood Wedding, directed by Carlos Saura, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chain Reaction.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey.bas or Space Eggs.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 01, 1981?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
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- Sophisticated Ladies opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
- Irish Republican Army Bobby Sand begins hunger strike in Maze Prison
- Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison (he dies May 5, the first of ten men).
- Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 01, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- John Lennon - Woman
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
- ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- The Gap Band - Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Slave - Watching You
- The Jones Girls - I Just Love The Man
- Tierra - Together
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 01If March 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 5 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?