Wednesday July 22, 1981

US date format: 7/22/1981, UK date format: 22/7/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 22, 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 Clive Standen and Fritzi Eichhorn. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The One That You Love by Air Supply. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Carbon Copy, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey.bas or Space Hawk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
  • Pi Approximation Day
  • St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
  • St. Mineve
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Events

  • Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome court to life in prison.

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Movies

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Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

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

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TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

The Rose Medallion

The Rose Medallion

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

Days to next July 22

If July 22, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 23 days.
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Books

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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.

Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye

Trade Wind

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When Boston bluestocking Hero Athena Hollis travels to Zanzibar to visit her uncle, an American consul, she arrives filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds.

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

Wealth And Poverty by George Gilder

Wealth And Poverty

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Hailed as “the guide to capitalism,” the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has

The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

The White Hotel

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Space Hawk

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Round-Up

Round-Up

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 22, 1981?

On July 22, 1981 several famous people were born including, Clive Standen, Fritzi Eichhorn, Floriane Eichhorn.

What was the number one song in July 22, 1981?

The number one song in the week of July 22, 1981 was The One That You Love by Air Supply in US and Ghost Town by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on July 22, 1981?

The top hits on July 22, 1981 were The One That You Love by Air Supply, Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield 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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