Sunday May 24, 1981

US date format: 5/24/1981, UK date format: 24/5/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 David Fray and Shelby Lyons. 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 Asteroids Deluxe or Pyramid of Doom.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain.

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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 24

If May 24, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 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?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

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

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Laser Blast

Laser Blast

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 24, 1981?

On May 24, 1981 several famous people were born including, David Fray, Shelby Lyons, Sayaka Ando.

Which famous people died on May 24, 1981?

Famous people died on May 24, 1981 include, Jack Warner [Waters], George Jessel, George Jessel.

What was the number one song in May 24, 1981?

The number one song in the week of May 24, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants in UK.

What were the top hits on May 24, 1981?

The top hits on May 24, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Being With You by Smokey Robinson, Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr. in US and Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants, Stars On 45 by Starsound, You Drive Me Crazy by Shakin' Stevens in UK.


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