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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

The Funhouse

The Funhouse

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Back Roads

Back Roads

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon

The Aviator's Wife

The Aviator's Wife

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury, Mathieu Carrière

All Night Long

All Night Long

Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid

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TV Series

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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Riker

Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States of America

Viva o Gordo

Viva o Gordo

Sorry!

Sorry!

Chico Total

Chico Total

Days to next March 01

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

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Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Crossfire

Crossfire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, IBM PCjr

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


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