Sunday July 19, 1981

US date format: 7/19/1981, UK date format: 19/7/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 19, 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 Grégory Vignal and Yacine Bezzaz. 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 Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley 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 Make Trax.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
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Events

  • 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
  • Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.

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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 19

If July 19, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 1 day.
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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?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Loco-Motion

Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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