Tuesday May 05, 1981

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

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 5, 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 Craig David and Danielle Fishel. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Light Years Away, directed by Alain Tanner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Tar Baby by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing New Rally-X or Quest 1.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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Events

  • Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and elected member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, dies aged 27 while on hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.

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Movies

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Light Years Away

Light Years Away

Directed by: Alain Tanner

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

Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States of America

Laawaris

Laawaris

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan

Outland

Outland

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Country: United States of America

Attack Force Z

Attack Force Z

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

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

Chockablock

Chockablock

Days to next May 05

If May 05, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Tar Baby

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Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

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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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

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

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Quest 1

Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

Mario

Mario

Platform: Arcade, Game & Watch, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Platform, puzzle, racing, RPG, party, sports, edutainment adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Stampede

Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 05, 1981?

On May 05, 1981 several famous people were born including, Craig David, Danielle Fishel, Marcelle Bittar.

Which famous people died on May 05, 1981?

Famous people died on May 05, 1981 include, Bobby Sands.

What was the number one song in May 05, 1981?

The number one song in the week of May 05, 1981 was Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants in UK.

What were the top hits on May 05, 1981?

The top hits on May 05, 1981 were Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton, Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr., Being With You by Smokey Robinson in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants, Stars On 45 by Starsound, You Drive Me Crazy by Shakin' Stevens in UK.


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