Thursday March 05, 1981

US date format: 3/5/1981, UK date format: 5/3/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Paul Martin and Barret Jackman. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Three Brothers, directed by Francesco Rosi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Turbo or Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St Piran's Day - Cornwall's national day.
  • Saint Theophile (d. 195)
  • Saint Olivia (d. 308)
  • Saint Gerarda
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Events

  • Bring Back Birdie opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)
  • Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)
  • US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
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Movies

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Three Brothers

Three Brothers

Directed by: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Michele Placido, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Andréa Ferréol

Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way

Directed by: Ivan Passer

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

Amy

Amy

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Jenny Agutter, Barry Newman, Kathleen Nolan, Chris Robinson

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

TV Series

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Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Levkas Man

Levkas Man

Mean Jeans

Mean Jeans

The Greatest American Hero

The Greatest American Hero

Days to next March 05

If March 05, 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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Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

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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.

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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.

Best Evidence by David S. Lifton

Best Evidence

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Another take on the story. good read

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

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

Turbo

Turbo

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision Intellivision

Genre: Arcade-style racing

Publisher: Sega

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

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

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is March 05, 1981?

On March 05, 1981 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 05, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 05, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on March 05, 1981?

On March 05, 1981 several famous people were born including, Barret Jackman, Paul Martin, Shugo Oshinari.

Which famous people died on March 05, 1981?

Famous people died on March 05, 1981 include, Paul Horbiger.

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

The number one song in the week of March 05, 1981 was I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music in UK.

What were the top hits on March 05, 1981?

The top hits on March 05, 1981 were I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt, 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton, Woman by John Lennon in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Kids In America by Kim Wilde in UK.


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