Thursday May 14, 1981

US date format: 5/14/1981, UK date format: 14/5/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 14, 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 Lisa Steinberg and Manchester (United Kingdom). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or Skeet Shoot.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
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Events

  • 35th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2.
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-192.

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Movies

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Possession

Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Country: United States of America

Polyester

Polyester

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson

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

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 14

If May 14, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Danse Macabre by Stephen King

Danse Macabre

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From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as

Xpd by Len Deighton

Xpd

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June 11, 1940 – where is Winston Churchill?A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine

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

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

005

005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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

Skeet Shoot

Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo


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