Monday June 29, 1981

US date format: 6/29/1981, UK date format: 29/6/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Maria Maya and Joe Johnson. 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. Endless Love, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US) or Gobbler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
  • Seychelles - Independence Day.

Events

  • Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
  • Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR

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Movies

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Endless Love

Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

Country: United States of America

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

TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Let's Rock

Let's Rock

Under Manning

Under Manning

Days to next June 29

If June 29, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 2 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald

Free Fall In Crimson

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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.

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,

Xpd by Len Deighton

Xpd

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June 11, 1940 – where is Winston Churchill?A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Strategy X

Strategy X

Platform: Arcade; Atari 2600

Genre: Vertically scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Gobbler

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line 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


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