Wednesday July 29, 1981

US date format: 7/29/1981, UK date format: 29/7/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 29, 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 Fernando Alonso and Emily Bauer. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or GORF.
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Historical Events

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  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • Iran ex-President Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer.
  • A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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Movies

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Silsila

Silsila

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha

Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

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

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

O anthropakos

O anthropakos

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 29

If July 29, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Third Deadly Sin

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Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Loco-Motion

Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Spacechase

Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Lock 'n' Chase

Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito


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