Thursday May 21, 1981

US date format: 5/21/1981, UK date format: 21/5/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 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 Belladonna (actress) and Josh Hamilton (baseball). 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. Green Ice, directed by Ernest Day, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Protector or Triple Action.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat the Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
  • Kim Seelbrede of Ohio is crowned 30th Miss USA.
  • Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.

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Movies

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Green Ice

Green Ice

Directed by: Ernest Day

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif, Domingo Ambriz

Kill and Kill Again

Kill and Kill Again

Directed by: Ivan Hall

Starring: James Ryan, Anneline Kriel, Michael Mayer, Marloe Scott Wilson

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

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

Under the Mountain

Under the Mountain

Starring: Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood, William Johnson

Country: New Zealand

Days to next May 21

If May 21, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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."

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Tar Baby

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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

The Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Protector

Protector

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

Freeway

Freeway

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel


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