Thursday August 06, 1981

US date format: 8/6/1981, UK date format: 6/8/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 6, 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 Travis McCoy and Lucie Décosse. 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 movies released in 1981 while Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ród Gasieniców. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchman or Asylum.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
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Events

  • Crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it fails.

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Movies

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An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

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

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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

First Monday in October

First Monday in October

Directed by: Ronald Neame

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

Evilspeak

Evilspeak

Directed by: Eric Weston

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

Honky Tonk Freeway

Honky Tonk Freeway

Directed by: John Schlesinger

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

TV Series

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Ród Gasieniców

Ród Gasieniców

Les amours des années grises

Les amours des années grises

Iris Williams

Iris Williams

O anthropakos

O anthropakos

The Rose Medallion

The Rose Medallion

Days to next August 06

If August 06, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number

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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

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"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

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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

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Hebrew translation of the original text

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

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

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

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

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 06, 1981?

On August 06, 1981 several famous people were born including, Travis McCoy, Lucie Décosse, Abdul Kader Keïta.

What was the number one song in August 06, 1981?

The number one song in the week of August 06, 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 06, 1981?

The top hits on August 06, 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.


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