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Friday May 1, 1981

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 1, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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. Malevil, directed by Christian de Chalonge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Atlantis or New Rally-X.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 1 May 1981

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Movies

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

Malevil

Directed by: Christian de Chalonge

Starring: Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Robert Dhéry

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Chashme Buddoor

Directed by: Sai Paranjape

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

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Pixote

Directed by: Hector Babenco

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

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Circle of Two

Directed by: Jules Dassin

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

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Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

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

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TV Series

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

Okres na severu

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Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

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Baila Comigo

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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.
  • The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 01, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

God Emperor Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

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

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The White Hotel

By: D.M. Thomas

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

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Best Evidence

By: David S. Lifton

Another take on the story. good read

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Free Fall In Crimson

By: John D. MacDonald

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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

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

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Flash Gordon

Studio: Universal Studios

Format: Laserdisc release

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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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