Friday April 03, 1981

US date format: 4/3/1981, UK date format: 3/4/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 3, 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 Heath Ramsay and Matthew Nash. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Death Hunt, directed by Peter R. Hunt, 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 Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US) or Video Hustler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sixtus I
  • Saint Agape (died 304)
  • Saint Richard (d.1253)

Events

  • The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.

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Movies

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Death Hunt

Death Hunt

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

Caveman

Caveman

Directed by: Carl Gottlieb

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Excalibur

Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Country: United States of America

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner

Country: United States of America

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

TV Series

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Starring: Tôru Furuya

Country: Japan

Razzamatazz

Razzamatazz

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Days to next April 03

If April 03, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creation by Gore Vidal

Creation

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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

Congo by Michael Crichton

Congo

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The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the …

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

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low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Stargate

Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.


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