Wednesday January 21, 1981

US date format: 1/21/1981, UK date format: 21/1/1981
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Izabella Miko and Michel Teló. In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Borderline or Thief.
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Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

Night School

Night School

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Events

  • Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train

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TV Series

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Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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

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 …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

Borderline

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

Thief

Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

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

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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