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Wednesday 6 May 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 6, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Edyta Sliwinska and Nicholas Setta. 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 Donkey.bas or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
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What the sky looked like on 6 May 1981

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Light Years Away

Directed by: Alain Tanner

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

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Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

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

Country: United States

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Laawaris

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

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

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Outland

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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

Country: United States

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Attack Force Z

Directed by: Tim Burstall

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

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TV Series

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

Okres na severu

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Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

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Baila Comigo

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Chockablock

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Inacent Black opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired and replaced by Rene Lachemann
  • US expels Libyan diplomats.
  • A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
  • A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 06, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Tar Baby

By: Toni Morrison

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

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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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Masquerade

By: Kit Williams

Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Flash Gordon

Studio: Universal Studios

Format: Laserdisc release

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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