Wednesday June 10, 1981

US date format: 6/10/1981, UK date format: 10/6/1981

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Jonathan Bennett and Hoku (musician). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Stripes, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Town or Space Eggs.
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Stripes

Stripes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Country: United States of America

For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Country: United States of America

Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Country: United States of America

Pétrole! Pétrole!

Pétrole! Pétrole!

Directed by: Christian Gion

Starring: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bernard Blier, Catherine Alric, Henri Guybet

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee, Gérard Zalcberg

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Onuphrius, hermit, confessor [GTZ: Augsburg]
  • Saint Olivia
  • Saint Bardo
  • Saint Landoald, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
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Events

  • Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Company

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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

Bellamy

Bellamy

Written by:

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

Holiday Island

Holiday Island

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Books

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God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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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

Century by Fred Mustard Stewart

Century

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An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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

Reflex by Dick Francis

Reflex

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Longtime jockey Philip Nore suspects that a racetrack photographer's fatal accident was really murder--and unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and murder.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Cosmic Avenger

Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal


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