Sunday August 09, 1981

US date format: 8/9/1981, UK date format: 9/8/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Jarvis Hayes and Li Jiawei. 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 Pleiads / Pleiades.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
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Events

  • 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta, Georgia
  • All star MVP: Gary Carter (Montreal Expos)
  • Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
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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

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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 09

If August 09, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 10 days.
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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?

Route-16

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

Galaxian 2

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

Mario

Mario

Platform: Arcade, Game & Watch, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Platform, puzzle, racing, RPG, party, sports, edutainment adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 09, 1981?

On August 09, 1981 several famous people were born including, Jarvis Hayes, Li Jiawei, Meagan Good.

What was the number one song in August 09, 1981?

The number one song in the week of August 09, 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 09, 1981?

The top hits on August 09, 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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