Friday May 01, 1981

US date format: 5/1/1981, UK date format: 1/5/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Aliaksandr Hleb and Wes Welker. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Pixote, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strategy X or Asylum.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
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Events

  • Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
  • Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-New Jersey) convicted on FBI Abscam charges.

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Movies

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Pixote

Pixote

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Chashme Buddoor

Chashme Buddoor

Directed by: Sai Paranjape

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

The Burning

The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Country: United States of America

Circle of Two

Circle of Two

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin, Elan Ross Gibson

Hard Country

Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

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Days to next May 01

If May 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon

The Company Of Women

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"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

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

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

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

Paper Money by Adam Smith

Paper Money

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Paper Money

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Strategy X

Strategy X

Platform: Arcade; Atari 2600

Genre: Vertically scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Video Life

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 01, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 01, 1981?

On May 01, 1981 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 01, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 01, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on May 01, 1981?

On May 01, 1981 several famous people were born including, Aliaksandr Hleb, Wes Welker, Derek Asamoah.

Which famous people died on May 01, 1981?

Famous people died on May 01, 1981 include, Clarence A Bacote, Peter Huchel.

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

The number one song in the week of May 01, 1981 was Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz in UK.

What were the top hits on May 01, 1981?

The top hits on May 01, 1981 were Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton, Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr., Being With You by Smokey Robinson in US and Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz, This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens, Lately by Stevie Wonder in UK.


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