Friday March 06, 1981

US date format: 3/6/1981, UK date format: 6/3/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Ellen Muth and Nasri Atweh. 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 The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Rat Race or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • In Ghana, - The National independence day.
  • Casimir Pulaski Day in Illinois (2006, first Monday of March).
  • Saint Chrodegang
  • Saint Fridolin
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Events

  • Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
  • Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
  • Soyuz 39 returns to Earth.
  • After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.

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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 06

If March 06, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 25 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?

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005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

Quest for the Rings

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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