Thursday July 02, 1981

US date format: 7/2/1981, UK date format: 2/7/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 2, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kayliah (singer) and Ángel Pagán. 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 Cranston Manor or Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.

Events

  • The Wonderland Gang is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash.

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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

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?

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Sabotage

Sabotage

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Omega Race

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway


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