Monday March 23, 1981

US date format: 3/23/1981, UK date format: 23/3/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Fabien Biancalani and Erin Crocker. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Venture or Pyramid of Doom.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
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Events

  • US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.

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Movies

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Excalibur

Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Country: United States of America

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner

Country: United States of America

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Going Ape!

Going Ape!

Directed by: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg

Starring: Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito

Christiane F.

Christiane F.

Directed by: Uli Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Si unyil

Si unyil

Country: Indonesia

Wakakusa monogatari yori wakakusa no yonshimai

Wakakusa monogatari yori wakakusa no yonshimai

Get Up and Go!

Get Up and Go!

Days to next March 23

If March 23, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
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Books

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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

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

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 …

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

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

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

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 23, 1981?

On March 23, 1981 several famous people were born including, Fabien Biancalani, Tony Peña, Erin Crocker.

What was the number one song in March 23, 1981?

The number one song in the week of March 23, 1981 was Rapture by Blondie in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music in UK.

What were the top hits on March 23, 1981?

The top hits on March 23, 1981 were Rapture by Blondie, Woman by John Lennon, The Best Of Times by Styx in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Kids In America by Kim Wilde in UK.


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