Saturday September 26, 1981

US date format: 9/26/1981, UK date format: 26/9/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 26, 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 Serena Williams and Christina Milian. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Social Studies by Fran Lebowitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vice Versa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Car or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • First flight of the Boeing 767 airliner.
  • Houston Astros' Nolan Ryan's fifth no-hitter, beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0.
  • Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • Disney's weekly TV show moves to CBS, making it the first prime-time series to have appeared on all three major networks. The show is renamed Walt Disney, airing on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00.

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Movies

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My Dinner with Andre

My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Country: United States of America

Rich and Famous

Rich and Famous

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

Full Moon High

Full Moon High

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Starring: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon, Joanne Nail

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Zoot Suit

Zoot Suit

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

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TV Series

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Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Au bon beurre

Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Postman Pat

Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

Days to next September 26

If September 26, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Social Studies by Fran Lebowitz

Social Studies

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Social Studies

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

Keep It Simple by Marian Burros

Keep It Simple

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A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel

The Beverly Hills Diet

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NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

The Legacy by Howard Fast

The Legacy

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The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Gobbler

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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