Sunday April 12, 1981

US date format: 4/12/1981, UK date format: 12/4/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 12, 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 Tulsi Gabbard and Paul Rust. 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 Space Eggs or Triple Action.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
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Events

  • Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender / WRAL Golf Classic
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched
  • 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280.
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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 12

If April 12, 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?

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Laser Blast

Laser Blast

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Activision

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 12, 1981?

On April 12, 1981 several famous people were born including, Tulsi Gabbard, Paul Rust, Nicolás Burdisso.

Which famous people died on April 12, 1981?

Famous people died on April 12, 1981 include, Hans Chemin-Petit, Joe Louis [Brown bomber], Hendrik F Andriessen.

What was the number one song in April 12, 1981?

The number one song in the week of April 12, 1981 was Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz in UK.

What were the top hits on April 12, 1981?

The top hits on April 12, 1981 were Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Rapture by Blondie, The Best Of Times by Styx in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Lately by Stevie Wonder in UK.


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