Saturday February 21, 1981

US date format: 2/21/1981, UK date format: 21/2/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 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 Brain by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Eggs or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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The Aviator's Wife

The Aviator's Wife

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

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

All Night Long

All Night Long

Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont

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

Fantasies

Fantasies

Directed by: John Derek

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

Naram Garam

Naram Garam

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Directed by: Clive Donner

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Fatty & George

Fatty & George

Starring: Michael Aitkens

Country: Australia

Kapitan Petko Voyvoda

Kapitan Petko Voyvoda

Hello! Sandy Bell

Hello! Sandy Bell

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 7 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Brain by Robin Cook

Brain

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Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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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.

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

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

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Route-16

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

Astrosmash

Astrosmash

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600 Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Mattel

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 21, 1981?

On February 21, 1981 several famous people were born including, Floor Jansen, Amandine Bégot, Jun Kaname.

What was the number one song in February 21, 1981?

The number one song in the week of February 21, 1981 was 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton in US and Vienna by Ultravox in UK.

What were the top hits on February 21, 1981?

The top hits on February 21, 1981 were 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton, I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt, Celebration by Kool & The Gang in US and Vienna by Ultravox, Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre, Woman by John Lennon in UK.


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