Tuesday August 04, 1981

US date format: 8/4/1981, UK date format: 4/8/1981

We've performed the most in-depth research possibile on August 4, 1981, here's what our experts found out: it was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 4, 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 Meghan Markle and Marques Houston. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1981 while Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Vanguard.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1981, at August 04 across the years or at August 1981 calendar.

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 04, 1981?


Holidays

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • See more

Events

  • Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission
  • Oliver North is assigned to White House duty

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Country: United States of America

Prince of the City

Prince of the City

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

First Monday in October

First Monday in October

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

First Monday in October memorabilia

Evilspeak

Evilspeak

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Eric Weston

Starring: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Honky Tonk Freeway

Honky Tonk Freeway

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr

How old am I?

If August 04, 1981 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

calendar

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1981?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number

By:

The Americas, Ilan Stavans, Series Editor € Winner of a 1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prize € Selected by the New York Times for "Books of the Century" With a

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

By:

"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

By:

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

By:

Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By:

Hebrew translation of the original text

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Frogger

Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

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

Gobbler

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Video Life

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 04, 1981?

On August 04, 1981 several famous people were born including, Meghan Markle, Marques Houston, Abigail Spencer.

Which famous people died on August 04, 1981?

Famous people died on August 04, 1981 include, Melvyn Douglas.

What was the number one song in August 04, 1981?

The number one song in the week of August 04, 1981 was Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens in UK.

What were the top hits on August 04, 1981?

The top hits on August 04, 1981 were Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, Endless Love by Diana Ross, Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) by Joey Scarbury in US and Green Door by Shakin' Stevens, Hooked On Classics by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder in UK.