Sunday May 03, 1981

US date format: 5/3/1981, UK date format: 3/5/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 3, 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 Farrah Franklin and Stéphanie Foretz. 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 Kick or Pleiads / Pleiades.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Apostle James the Lesser
  • Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
  • Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
  • Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
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Events

  • Can-Can closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Moony, Shapiro Songbook opens and closes at Morosco Theater, New York City

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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

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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 03

If May 03, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 8 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?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Kick

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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


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