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Saturday 21 February 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 21, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Floor Jansen and Amandine Bégot. In that special week of February people in US were listening to 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Aviator's Wife, directed by Éric Rohmer, 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 Harper Valley P.T.A.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US) or Zarzon.
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What the sky looked like on 21 February 1981

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Aviator's Wife

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury, Mathieu Carrière

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All Night Long

Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid

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Fantasies

Directed by: John Derek

Starring: Peter Hooten, Bo Derek, Anna Alexiadis, Faidon Georgitsis

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Naram Garam

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Amol Palekar, Swaroop Sampat, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal

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Americana

Directed by: David Carradine

Starring: David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene, Arnold Herzstein

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Directed by: Not specifed

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Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Hangin' In

Directed by: Not specifed

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Fatty & George

Starring: Michael Aitkens

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
  • Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580 / 640 k)
  • NASA launches Comstar D-4.
  • Charles Rocket, portraying the gunshot victim in a Saturday Night Live parody of the "Who Shot J.R." plot on the program Dallas, said, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it," during the live feed of the "goodnights" segment. Afterward, everyone except Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo was fired.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 21, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

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.

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The Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Answer As A Man

By: Taylor Caldwell

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund Software

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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