Tuesday March 17, 1981, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1981, UK date format: 17/3/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 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 Kyle Korver and Aaron Baddeley. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Christiane F., directed by Uli Edel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tempest or Castle Wolfenstein.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team, forms.

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Movies

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Christiane F.

Christiane F.

Directed by: Uli Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Country: United States of America

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Country: United States of America

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis

The Monster Club

The Monster Club

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Roger Sloman

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver

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TV Series

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Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

School of Love

School of Love

Starring: Toshiko Fujita, Katsue Miwa

Country: Japan

Nurse

Nurse

Dokutaa Suranpu Arale-chan

Dokutaa Suranpu Arale-chan

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Books

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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 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.

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 …

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

005

005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

Galaxian 2

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1981?

On March 17, 1981 several famous people were born including, Kyle Korver, Servet Çetin, Aaron Baddeley.

Which famous people died on March 17, 1981?

Famous people died on March 17, 1981 include, Paul Dean.

What was the number one song in March 17, 1981?

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1981 was Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1981?

The top hits on March 17, 1981 were Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon, Woman by John Lennon, The Best Of Times by Styx in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Kids In America by Kim Wilde in UK.


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