Wednesday March 18, 1981

US date format: 3/18/1981, UK date format: 18/3/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 18, 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 Fabian Cancellara and Leslie Djhone. 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 Omega Race or Triple Action.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
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Events

  • Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in one period (they beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4).

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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 18

If March 18, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months.
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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?

Loco-Motion

Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Space Dungeon

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Omega Race

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel


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