Saturday March 28, 1981

US date format: 3/28/1981, UK date format: 28/3/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 28, 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 Julia Stiles and Gareth David-Lloyd. 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 VIC Avenger or Ghost Town.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sixtus III
  • Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
  • Saint Castor
  • Saint Gontram (died 592)
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Events

  • Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 metre (40.18 seconds).
  • Viv Richards scores century in the first Test at his home in Antigua.
  • Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500 metre (36.91 seconds).

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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

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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 28

If March 28, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 6 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?

Frogger

Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Stampede

Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


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