Thursday September 17, 1981

US date format: 9/17/1981, UK date format: 17/9/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Bakary Koné and Casey Janssen. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. The Woman Next Door, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Clowns Of God by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vice Versa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt or Round-Up.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
  • ''Ric Flair'' defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.

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Movies

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The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Zoot Suit

Zoot Suit

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Memoirs of a Survivor

Memoirs of a Survivor

Directed by: David Gladwell

Starring: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger, Debbie Hutchings

The Hot Touch

The Hot Touch

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Wayne Rogers, Marie-France Pisier, Lloyd Bochner, Samantha Eggar

Prem Geet

Prem Geet

Directed by: Sudesh Issar

Starring: Raj Babbar, Anita Raj, Rajni Sharma, Showkar Janaki

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Sport Games on September 17, 1981

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NFL

American Football
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 14
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TV Series

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Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Au bon beurre

Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Postman Pat

Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

Days to next September 17

If September 17, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Clowns Of God by Morris West

The Clowns Of God

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What would happen, if the members of the Roman Curia discovered that the Pope was about to publicly state that he had received a private revelation that the world was about

Night Probe! by Clive Cussler

Night Probe!

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In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins

Goodbye, Janette

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A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Third Deadly Sin

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Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund Software

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

Black Hole

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

Round-Up

Round-Up

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 17, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is September 17, 1981?

On September 17, 1981 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 17, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 17, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on September 17, 1981?

On September 17, 1981 several famous people were born including, Bakary Koné, Bakari Koné, Casey Janssen.

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

The number one song in the week of September 17, 1981 was Endless Love by Diana Ross in US and Tainted Love by Soft Cell in UK.

What were the top hits on September 17, 1981?

The top hits on September 17, 1981 were Endless Love by Diana Ross, Queen Of Hearts by Juice Newton, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks in US and Tainted Love by Soft Cell, Prince Charming by Adam & The Ants, Japanese Boy by Aneka in UK.


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