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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 Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien 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 Make Trax or Quest 1.
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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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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Directed by: Clive Donner

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

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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).
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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

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Unfinished Tales

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

“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

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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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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Quest 1

Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

Home videos

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

The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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