Thursday March 12, 1981

US date format: 3/12/1981, UK date format: 12/3/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Holly Williams and Katarina Srebotnik. In that special week of March people in US were listening to 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Thief, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US) or Kaboom!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
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Events

  • Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Soyuz T-4 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.

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Movies

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Thief

Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Country: United States of America

Three Brothers

Three Brothers

Directed by: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Michele Placido, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Andréa Ferréol

Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way

Directed by: Ivan Passer

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

Amy

Amy

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Jenny Agutter, Barry Newman, Kathleen Nolan, Chris Robinson

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

TV Series

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Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Tour de Ruhr

Tour de Ruhr

Löwenzahn

Löwenzahn

Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

The Bagthorpe Saga

The Bagthorpe Saga

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Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 12

If March 12, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

Congo by Michael Crichton

Congo

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The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the …

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

Answer As A Man by Taylor Caldwell

Answer As A Man

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All his life, Jason Garrity has had to battle intolerance and injustice in his quest for power, money, and love. His new hotel will give him financial security, the means to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Kaboom!

Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision


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