Wednesday May 06, 1981

US date format: 5/6/1981, UK date format: 6/5/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 6, 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 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. 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 Zarzon or Ghost Town.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
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Events

  • Inacent Black opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 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.

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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 06

If May 06, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 10 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?

Vanguard

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

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

Spacechase

Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami


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