Sunday May 10, 1981

US date format: 5/10/1981, UK date format: 10/5/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Samuel Dalembert and Humberto Suazo. 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 Caverns of Mars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
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Events

  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
  • Francois Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.

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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 10

If May 10, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 days.
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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?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Caverns of Mars

Caverns of Mars

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Stampede

Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision


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