Saturday February 14, 1981, Valentine's Day

US date format: 2/14/1981, UK date format: 14/2/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 14, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steven Grayhm and Randy de Puniet. 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 Astro Blaster or Thief.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
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Events

  • Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

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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

Bulki kraj sinite

Bulki kraj sinite

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

Aloha Paradise

Aloha Paradise

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

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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?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Thief

Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

Kaboom!

Kaboom!

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision


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