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 zodiac on July 2, 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 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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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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Famous Deaths

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

Possession

Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

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

Light Years Away

Light Years Away

Directed by: Alain Tanner

Starring: Trevor Howard, Mick Ford, Bernice Stegers, Henri Virlojeux

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Másfélmillió lépés Magyarországon

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Starring: Tôru Furuya

Country: Japan

SCTV Network

SCTV Network

Starring: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Country: Canada

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Reflex by Dick Francis

Reflex

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 02, 1981?

On July 02, 1981 several famous people were born including, Kayliah (singer), Ángel Pagán, Alex Koroknay-Palicz.

Which famous people died on July 02, 1981?

Famous people died on July 02, 1981 include, Robert Emmett Keane.

What was the number one song in July 02, 1981?

The number one song in the week of July 02, 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 02, 1981?

The top hits on July 02, 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.