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Sunday 5 July 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gianne Albertoni and Ryan Hansen. 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. The Fox and the Hound, directed by Ted Berman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lock 'n' Chase or Utopia.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at July 05 across the years.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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The Fox and the Hound

Directed by: Ted Berman

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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For Your Eyes Only

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol

Country: United States

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Dragonslayer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Stripes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Into the Labyrinth

Starring: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson

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Books

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

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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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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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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The Pritikin Permanent Weight-Loss Manual

By: Nathan Pritikin

Pritikin Permanent Weight-Loss Manual, by Pritikin, Nathan

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

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Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NEC PC-9801, NES, PC booter, PC Engine, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sir-Tech Software, Inc.

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