Wednesday July 01, 1981

US date format: 7/1/1981, UK date format: 1/7/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 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 Amanda Seales and Amanda Diva. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Endless Love, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing SwordThrust or Defender.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
  • Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
  • Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • Laurel Canyon California murders (four die, one wounded).
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Movies

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Endless Love

Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

Country: United States of America

Blow Out

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Victory

Victory

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Country: United States of America

The Survivor

The Survivor

Directed by: David Hemmings

Starring: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Let's Rock

Let's Rock

Under Manning

Under Manning

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 3 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Reflex by Dick Francis

Reflex

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Longtime jockey Philip Nore suspects that a racetrack photographer's fatal accident was really murder--and unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and murder.

Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald

Free Fall In Crimson

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh

The Glitter Dome

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It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

Xpd by Len Deighton

Xpd

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June 11, 1940 – where is Winston Churchill?A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Eastern Front (1941)

Eastern Front (1941)

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: APX, Atari, Inc.

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 01, 1981?

On July 01, 1981 several famous people were born including, Amanda Seales, Carlo del Fava, Amanda Diva.

Which famous people died on July 01, 1981?

Famous people died on July 01, 1981 include, George Voskovec, Carlos de Oliveira, Rushton Moreve.

What was the number one song in July 01, 1981?

The number one song in the week of July 01, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson in UK.

What were the top hits on July 01, 1981?

The top hits on July 01, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, All Those Years Ago by George Harrison, The One That You Love by Air Supply in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson, One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson, More Than In Love by Kate Robbins & Beyond in UK.


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