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Saturday May 16, 1981

US date format: 5/16/1981, UK date format: 16/5/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Morgan (actor) and Ricardo Costa (Portuguese footballer). 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 Xpd by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing President Elect or My First Alphabet.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1981

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

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

Country: United States

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Polyester

Directed by: John Waters

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

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Light Years Away

Directed by: Alain Tanner

Starring: Trevor Howard, Mick Ford, Bernice Stegers, Henri Virlojeux

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Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Laawaris

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Okres na severu

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Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

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Baila Comigo

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Chockablock

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
  • Houston Astros' Craig Reynolds hits three triples beating Chicago Cubs 6-1.
  • 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Xpd

By: Len Deighton

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

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The White Hotel

By: D.M. Thomas

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

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Brain

By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

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Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Treasure Island

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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