Friday February 06, 1981

US date format: 2/6/1981, UK date format: 6/2/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Alison Haislip and Ciro Guerra. 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 Robby Roto or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
  • Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
  • Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
  • Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
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Events

  • Brady Brides, debuts on NBC TV
  • Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4).
  • The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

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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 06

If February 06, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 7 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 13 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

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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.

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?

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

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

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

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

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

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

Snafu

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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