Friday March 20, 1981

US date format: 3/20/1981, UK date format: 20/3/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 20, 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 Sylvain Monsoreau and Ian Murray. 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 Arena of Octos or Spacechase.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
  • Angela M. Buchanan begins term as 37th Treasurer of the US.

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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

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 20

If March 20, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
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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.

Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

Paper Money by Adam Smith

Paper Money

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Paper Money

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Spacechase

Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 20, 1981?

On March 20, 1981 several famous people were born including, Sylvain Monsoreau, Ian Murray, Benny Fine.

Which famous people died on March 20, 1981?

Famous people died on March 20, 1981 include, Gerry Bertier.

What was the number one song in March 20, 1981?

The number one song in the week of March 20, 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 20, 1981?

The top hits on March 20, 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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