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Monday 25 May 1981

1981-05-25

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. The Haunting of Julia, directed by Richard Loncraine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

The Haunting of Julia

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti

Country: United States

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Outland

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States

Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom

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Into the Labyrinth

Starring: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Country: United Kingdom

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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom

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The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Roy Brown: American television personality, puppeteer, clown and artist best known for playing "Cooky the Cook" (also Cooky the Clown) from 1968 to 1994 on Chicago's long running "Bozo's Circus" TV show.
  • Fredric Warburg: British publisher and author (Born 1898).
  • Rosa Ponselle: US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at age 84.
Facts:
  • Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
  • Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
  • In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Aides hold Pope John Paul II after an assassination attempt, from FOTAM.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8746
  • Time: Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres

Books

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

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

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.A

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror...First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.Then,

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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Sneakers

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

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