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Sunday May 17, 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shiri Maimon and Cosma Shiva Hagen. 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 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 New Rally-X or Pulsar.
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What the sky looked like on 17 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 17 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Inacent Black closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Tar Baby

By: Toni Morrison

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

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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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Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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God Emperor Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

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Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Treasure Island

Studio: Disney

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