Thursday April 09, 1981

US date format: 4/9/1981, UK date format: 9/4/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 9, 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 Eric Harris and Moran Atias. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waltrudis
  • Saint Casilda
  • Saint Ingofried
  • Saint Hugo of Rouan
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Events

  • US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
  • The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington (SSBN-598) accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.

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Movies

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The Beyond

The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Country: United States of America

Cannibal Ferox

Cannibal Ferox

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova

Country: United States of America

Death Hunt

Death Hunt

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

Caveman

Caveman

Directed by: Carl Gottlieb

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Excalibur

Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Tiger Mask II

Tiger Mask II

Cervantes

Cervantes

Amizade Colorida

Amizade Colorida

Days to next April 09

If April 09, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Best Evidence by David S. Lifton

Best Evidence

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Another take on the story. good read

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

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low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Tigers in the Snow

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Space Hawk

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

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

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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


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