Tuesday March 24, 1981

US date format: 3/24/1981, UK date format: 24/3/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 24, 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 Philip Winchester and Ron Hainsey. 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 Borderline or Fantasy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)

Events

  • Nightline with Ted Koppel premieres on ABC
  • Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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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 24

If March 24, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 6 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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?

Space Hawk

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Borderline

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 24, 1981?

On March 24, 1981 several famous people were born including, Philip Winchester, Dirk Hayhurst, Ron Hainsey.

What was the number one song in March 24, 1981?

The number one song in the week of March 24, 1981 was Rapture by Blondie in US and Jealous Guy by Roxy Music in UK.

What were the top hits on March 24, 1981?

The top hits on March 24, 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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