Monday March 30, 1981

US date format: 3/30/1981, UK date format: 30/3/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 30, 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 Jammal Brown and Katy Mixon. 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. Death Hunt, directed by Peter R. Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Venture or Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint John Climacus (died 649)
  • Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
  • Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
  • Land Day.
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Events

  • President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • Dewitt Wallace, American magazine founder/publisher (Reader's Digest), dies at age 91 (born 1889).
  • US President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., hotel. Six shots are fired, hitting Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia policeman Thomas Delahaney. None is killed.

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Movies

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Death Hunt

Death Hunt

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

Caveman

Caveman

Directed by: Carl Gottlieb

Starring: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

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

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TV Series

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Starring: Tôru Furuya

Country: Japan

Razzamatazz

Razzamatazz

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Chin wong kwun ying wui

Days to next March 30

If March 30, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creation by Gore Vidal

Creation

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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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 …

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By:

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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

Skeet Shoot

Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo


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