Thursday February 05, 1981

US date format: 2/5/1981, UK date format: 5/2/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 5, 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 Julie Zenatti and Nora Zehetner. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits. Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Congo by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Settlers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Hustler or Freeway.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
  • Saint Bertolf

Events

  • Piaf opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy.
  • Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane, Australia.

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Movies

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Barsaat Ki Ek Raat

Barsaat Ki Ek Raat

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan, Utpal Dutt

Eyewitness

Eyewitness

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Eyes of a Stranger

Eyes of a Stranger

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

TV Series

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The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

El hogar que yo robé

El hogar que yo robé

Days to next February 05

If February 05, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 7 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse

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The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

By:

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Freeway

Freeway

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Qix

Qix

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 05, 1981?

On February 05, 1981 several famous people were born including, Julie Zenatti, Nora Zehetner, Sara Foster.

Which famous people died on February 05, 1981?

Famous people died on February 05, 1981 include, Ella Grasso.

What was the number one song in February 05, 1981?

The number one song in the week of February 05, 1981 was Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre in UK.

What were the top hits on February 05, 1981?

The top hits on February 05, 1981 were Celebration by Kool & The Gang, The Tide Is High by Blondie, I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt in US and Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre, Vienna by Ultravox, Woman by John Lennon in UK.


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