Friday July 10, 1981

US date format: 7/10/1981, UK date format: 10/7/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 10, 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 Aleksandar Tunchev . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Wolfen, directed by Michael Wadleigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Thief or Fantasy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed

Events

  • CERN achieves first proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV).
  • Buena Vista releases the animated feature film The Fox and the Hound to theaters in the US. This is the first major animated film effort of the "new generation" of Disney artists.

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Movies

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Wolfen

Wolfen

Directed by: Michael Wadleigh

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

Car Crash

Car Crash

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: Joey Travolta, Ana Obregón, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, John Steiner

Endless Love

Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

Country: United States of America

Blow Out

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

That Beryl Marston...!

That Beryl Marston...!

Summertime Special

Summertime Special

Stuart Burrows Sings

Stuart Burrows Sings

Days to next July 10

If July 10, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins

Goodbye, Janette

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A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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 Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Thief

Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

Gobbler

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Space Dungeon

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 10, 1981?

On July 10, 1981 several famous people were born including, Aleksandar Tunchev

Which famous people died on July 10, 1981?

Famous people died on July 10, 1981 include, Ken Rex McElroy

What was the number one song in July 10, 1981?

The number one song in the week of July 10, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Ghost Town by The Specials in UK

What were the top hits on July 10, 1981?

The top hits on July 10, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, All Those Years Ago by George Harrison, The One That You Love by Air Supply in US and Ghost Town by The Specials, Stars On 45 (Volume 2) by Starsound, Can Can by Bad Manners in UK


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