Tuesday December 29, 1981

US date format: 12/29/1981, UK date format: 29/12/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Charlotte Riley and Mirko Marcialis. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let There Be Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fantasy or Jungler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)

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Movies

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Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan

Directed by: Muzaffar Ali

Starring: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Country: United States of America

Modern Problems

Modern Problems

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Country: United States of America

Eaux profondes

Eaux profondes

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

TV Series

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Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Tenko

Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

Days to next December 29

If December 29, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Teenage Romance by Delia Ephron

Teenage Romance

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Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

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Hebrew translation of the original text

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel


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