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Wednesday 6 May 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Edyta Sliwinska and Matt Drake. 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. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Into the Labyrinth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Donkey.bas.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Books

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

Nice Girls Do

By: Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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The Company Of Women

By: Mary Gordon

"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

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Asylum

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

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

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Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

The Count

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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