Tuesday September 01, 1981

US date format: 9/1/1981, UK date format: 1/9/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Boyd Holbrook and Lara Pulver. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Willo the Wisp. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Round-Up or Castle Wolfenstein.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
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Events

  • Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • RKO radio network is 1st to offer 2 separate overnight services
  • A coup d'etat in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.

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Movies

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Das Boot

Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Country: United States of America

The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

Country: United States of America

Raggedy Man

Raggedy Man

Directed by: Jack Fisk

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard, William Sanderson

Montenegro

Montenegro

Directed by: Dusan Makavejev

Starring: Susan Anspach, Erland Josephson, Per Oscarsson, Marianne Jacobi

Mommie Dearest

Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Au bon beurre

Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Postman Pat

Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

Seeing Things

Seeing Things

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Starring: Louis Del Grande, Janet-Laine Green, Martha Gibson, Frank Adamson

Country: Canada

Days to next September 01

If September 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh

The Glitter Dome

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It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel

The Beverly Hills Diet

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NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

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.

Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye

Trade Wind

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When Boston bluestocking Hero Athena Hollis travels to Zanzibar to visit her uncle, an American consul, she arrives filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds.

Keep It Simple by Marian Burros

Keep It Simple

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A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Round-Up

Round-Up

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley


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