Tuesday April 14, 1981

US date format: 4/14/1981, UK date format: 14/4/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 14, 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 Mary Castro and Mustafa Gungor. 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. Hard Country, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey.bas or Vanguard.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
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Events

  • First Space Shuttle - Columbia 1 - returns to Earth.
  • STS-1 : The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.

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Movies

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Hard Country

Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain

Bloody Birthday

Bloody Birthday

Directed by: Ed Hunt

Starring: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

The Nesting

The Nesting

Directed by: Armand Weston

Starring: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, John Carradine

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

Directed by: Herb Freed

Starring: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker

The Beyond

The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

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

La madrastra

La madrastra

The Chinese Detective

The Chinese Detective

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

Days to next April 14

If April 14, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Century by Fred Mustard Stewart

Century

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An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

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.

The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

The Last Mafioso

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The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Kick

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.


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