Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Saturday 29 August 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilie Dequenne and Hugues Duboscq. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey Kong or Car Wars (TI 99/4A).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at August 29 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 29 August 1981 and get them!


Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

More info


Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

More info

An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

More info

Heavy Metal

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

Country: United States

More info

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

Country: United States

More info

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 29 August 1981!


TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Now Get Out of That

Starring: Bernard Falk

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

More info

MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States


Written by: Ron McLean

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

More info

I Can Jump Puddles

Written by: Sonia Borg, Cliff Green, Alan Marshall (novel), Roger Simpson

Directed by: Kevin James Dobson, Douglas Sharp, Keith Wilkes

Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Country: Australia

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1981 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 29 August
Famous Deaths:
  • Lowell Thomas: American news journalist, a radio commentator, world traveler and author.
  • 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
  • Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

Featured Contents

Would you like to write an original contribution on a topic related to this specific date and get featured on Takemeback.to ? Send us your proposal!

Search For Your Ancestors

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 29 August 1981 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1981?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Rouse -- Aug. 24, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8759
  • Time: Air Traffic Controllers' Strike. Inset: protestors in Poland


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

More info

Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

More info

The Eagle'S Gift

By: Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

More info

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

By: Shere Hite

"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

More info

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books


What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey Kong

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

More info


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

More info


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tell the world why 29 August 1981 is such a special date for you!