Saturday May 30, 1981

US date format: 5/30/1981, UK date format: 30/5/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 30, 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 Devendra Banhart and Amina (Star Academy). 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 Apple Panic or Computer Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
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Events

  • Nightline extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
  • Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.

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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 30

If May 30, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 3 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 5 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?

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics


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