Friday May 15, 1981

US date format: 5/15/1981, UK date format: 15/5/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 15, 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 Zara Phillips and Myriam Abel. 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 Astro Fantasia or K-Razy Shoot-Out.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
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Events

  • George Harrison releases All Those Years Ago in the UK
  • Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs. Toronto
  • SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
  • Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith - the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
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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 15

If May 15, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 15 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?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Space Fury

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 15, 1981?

On May 15, 1981 several famous people were born including, Zara Phillips, Myriam Abel, Patrice Evra.

What was the number one song in May 15, 1981?

The number one song in the week of May 15, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants in UK.

What were the top hits on May 15, 1981?

The top hits on May 15, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr., Being With You by Smokey Robinson in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants, Stars On 45 by Starsound, You Drive Me Crazy by Shakin' Stevens in UK.


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