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Sunday 22 February 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 22, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elodie Yung and Adrienne Pickering. 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 Space Hawk or Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
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What the sky looked like on 22 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 22 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
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Facts:
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 22, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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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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Congo

By: Michael Crichton

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 ...

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Manchu

By: Robert Elegant

This novel transports the reader back to the savagery and the passion, to the opulence and sensuality, and to the great adventure of the last days of a dying dynasty.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Super Cobra

Platform: Arcade, Adventure Vision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Intellivision, MSX, Sord M5

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/EU Konami; NA Stern; NA Entex; NA Parker Brothers

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Freeway

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NEC PC-9801, NES, PC booter, PC Engine, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sir-Tech Software, Inc.

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Home videos

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

Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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