Friday June 26, 1981

US date format: 6/26/1981, UK date format: 26/6/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Damien Sargue and Adrianna Costa. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Blow Out, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Car Wars (TI 99/4A) or Protector.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • For Your Eyes Only premieres in US

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Movies

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Blow Out

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Victory

Victory

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Country: United States of America

The Survivor

The Survivor

Directed by: David Hemmings

Starring: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor

S.O.B.

S.O.B.

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

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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

A Chance to Sit Down

A Chance to Sit Down

Bellamy's Backyard Safari

Bellamy's Backyard Safari

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 3 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 25 days.
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Books

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The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh

The Glitter Dome

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It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

Reflex by Dick Francis

Reflex

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Longtime jockey Philip Nore suspects that a racetrack photographer's fatal accident was really murder--and unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and murder.

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Protector

Protector

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 26, 1981?

On June 26, 1981 several famous people were born including, Damien Sargue, Adrianna Costa, Andrea Gibbs.

Which famous people died on June 26, 1981?

Famous people died on June 26, 1981 include, Peter Kreuder.

What was the number one song in June 26, 1981?

The number one song in the week of June 26, 1981 was Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson in UK.

What were the top hits on June 26, 1981?

The top hits on June 26, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Medley by Stars On 45, Sukiyaki by Taste Of Honey, A in US and Being With You by Smokey Robinson, One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson, More Than In Love by Kate Robbins & Beyond in UK.


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