Thursday February 12, 1981

US date format: 2/12/1981, UK date format: 12/2/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 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 Natalie Albino and Nicole Albino. 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 Jump Bug or K-Razy Shoot-Out.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
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Events

  • Cape Verde amends its constitution.
  • Arbitrator Goetz declares Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent.
  • Admiral Bobby R Inman, US Navy, becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10 minutes.

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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

Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States of America

Scanners

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Country: United States of America

Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Howling

The Howling

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Country: United States of America

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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

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El hogar que yo robé

El hogar que yo robé

Bulki kraj sinite

Bulki kraj sinite

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

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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

By:

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

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

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

By:

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

By:

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?

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On February 12, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 12, 1981?

On February 12, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 12, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 12, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on February 12, 1981?

On February 12, 1981 several famous people were born including, Natalie Albino, Nicole Albino, Selena Li.

Which famous people died on February 12, 1981?

Famous people died on February 12, 1981 include, Jean Dixon.

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

The number one song in the week of February 12, 1981 was Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Vienna by Ultravox in UK.

What were the top hits on February 12, 1981?

The top hits on February 12, 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.