Thursday April 23, 1981

US date format: 4/23/1981, UK date format: 23/4/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Chris Sharma and Laly . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Pixote, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hindsight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Cosmic Avenger.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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Movies

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Pixote

Pixote

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Chashme Buddoor

Chashme Buddoor

Directed by: Sai Paranjape

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

The Burning

The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Country: United States of America

Circle of Two

Circle of Two

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin, Elan Ross Gibson

Hard Country

Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain

TV Series

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Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Maybury

Maybury

Private Schulz

Private Schulz

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Century by Fred Mustard Stewart

Century

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An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon

The Company Of Women

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"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

Videogames

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Tigers in the Snow

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

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.

Cosmic Avenger

Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal


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