Sunday July 26, 1981

US date format: 7/26/1981, UK date format: 26/7/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 26, 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 Maicon Douglas and 2016 Normandy church attack. 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 Tigers in the Snow or Alpine Ski.
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  • New York Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

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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

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

Yeung moon nui cheung

Yeung moon nui cheung

Days to next July 26

If July 26, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 5 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?

Tigers in the Snow

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.


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