Wednesday February 11, 1981

US date format: 2/11/1981, UK date format: 11/2/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 11, 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 Kelly Rowland and Sonia Rolland. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. Naram Garam, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 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 Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cranston Manor or Thief.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Day of the Sick.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • National Foundation Day in Japan (See Holidays of Japan.)
  • National Youth Day in Cameroon.
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Events

  • Polish Premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
  • Australia all out 83 versus India at Melbourne Cricket Ground chasing 143 to win.

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Movies

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Naram Garam

Naram Garam

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Amol Palekar, Swaroop Sampat, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Directed by: Clive Donner

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch

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

TV Series

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Bulki kraj sinite

Bulki kraj sinite

Starring: Rubens Muratovski, Petar Prlicko, Blagoja Corevski, Aneta Durcevska

Aloha Paradise

Aloha Paradise

Days to next February 11

If February 11, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 7 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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

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.

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

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By:

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

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund Software

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Thief

Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 11, 1981?

On February 11, 1981 several famous people were born including, Kelly Rowland, Sonia Rolland, Ciaran Devlin.

Which famous people died on February 11, 1981?

Famous people died on February 11, 1981 include, Franz Sondheimer.

What was the number one song in February 11, 1981?

The number one song in the week of February 11, 1981 was Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Vienna by Ultravox in UK.

What were the top hits on February 11, 1981?

The top hits on February 11, 1981 were Celebration by Kool & The Gang, 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton, I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt in US and Vienna by Ultravox, Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre, Woman by John Lennon in UK.


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