Sunday May 31, 1981

US date format: 5/31/1981, UK date format: 31/5/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Tasha Reid and Marlies Schild. 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 Sneakers or Pleiads / Pleiades.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship.
  • Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century.

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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

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 31

If May 31, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 4 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 30 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?

Sneakers

Sneakers

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

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

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 31, 1981?

On May 31, 1981 several famous people were born including, Tasha Reid, Marlies Schild, Jake Peavy.

What was the number one song in May 31, 1981?

The number one song in the week of May 31, 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 31, 1981?

The top hits on May 31, 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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