Tuesday May 26, 1981

US date format: 5/26/1981, UK date format: 26/5/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Isaac Slade and Graziella Schimitt. 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. Clash of the Titans, directed by Desmond Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fantasia or Asylum.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14.
  • Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).

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Movies

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Country: United States of America

Road Games

Road Games

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page

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

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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

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

I Can Jump Puddles

I Can Jump Puddles

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Directed by: Kevin James Dobson, Douglas Sharp, Keith Wilkes

Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Country: Australia

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creation by Gore Vidal

Creation

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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

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.

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.

Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do

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Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

Century by Fred Mustard Stewart

Century

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An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Frogger

Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 26, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 26, 1981?

On May 26, 1981 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 26, 1981?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 26, 1981?

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

Which famous people are born on May 26, 1981?

On May 26, 1981 several famous people were born including, Isaac Slade, Graziella Schimitt, Ben Zobrist.

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

The number one song in the week of May 26, 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 26, 1981?

The top hits on May 26, 1981 were Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, Being With You by Smokey Robinson, Medley by Stars On 45 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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