Monday February 23, 1981

US date format: 2/23/1981, UK date format: 23/2/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Josh Gad and Michaël Erpelding. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. Blood Wedding, directed by Carlos Saura, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eastern Front (1941) or Triple Action.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
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Events

  • People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
  • Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails.
  • In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

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Movies

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Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

The Funhouse

The Funhouse

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Back Roads

Back Roads

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon

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

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Riker

Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States of America

Viva o Gordo

Viva o Gordo

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Sorry!

Days to next February 23

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

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Books

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The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

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Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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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.

Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“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

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?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Eastern Front (1941)

Eastern Front (1941)

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: APX, Atari, Inc.

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

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

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel


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