Thursday July 16, 1981

US date format: 7/16/1981, UK date format: 16/7/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 16, 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 Zach Randolph and Michelle Morgan. 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. Ticket to Heaven, directed by Ralph L. Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing My First Alphabet or Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • India performs nuclear Test
  • Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously.
  • Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; his 22 years in office, ending with retirement on 31 October 2003, made him Asia's longest-serving political leader.
  • July 21 ampndash England become the first team this century to win a test match after following on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
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Movies

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Ticket to Heaven

Ticket to Heaven

Directed by: Ralph L. Thomas

Starring: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

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

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

MTV Music Television

MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States of America

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Yeung moon nui cheung

Yeung moon nui cheung

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley

The Alpha Strategy

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The Alpha Strategy is a refreshing, common-sense idea that can completely and permanently insulate your assets from all investment risks, including inflation, depression, taxation, and market manipulation.

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 Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins

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The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

Theory Z by William G. Ouchi

Theory Z

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Fascinating

Maria Callas by Arianna Stassinopoulos

Maria Callas

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For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "…the best since Callas."

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)

Space Dungeon

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NEC PC-9801, NES, PC booter, PC Engine, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sir-Tech Software, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 16, 1981?

On July 16, 1981 several famous people were born including, Zach Randolph, Michelle Morgan, Giuseppe Di Masi.

Which famous people died on July 16, 1981?

Famous people died on July 16, 1981 include, Harry Chapin.

What was the number one song in July 16, 1981?

The number one song in the week of July 16, 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 16, 1981?

The top hits on July 16, 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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