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1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

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  1. Pete

    June 12, 1981: “Clash of the Titans” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 12, 1981, “Clash of the Titans,” directed by Desmond Davis, premiered in theaters. The film stars Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith, and Laurence Olivier. With a budget of $12 million, it grossed $41 million at the box office.
  2. Pete

    Today June 12, 1981: “History of the World, Part I” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 12, 1981, “History of the World, Part I,” directed by Mel Brooks, premiered in theaters. The film stars Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, and Gregory Hines. With a budget of $10 million, it grossed $31.7 million at the box office. This film...
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    June 12, 1981: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 12, 1981, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” starring Harrison Ford, premiered in theaters. It became the highest-grossing movie of 1981. Fun Fact! The entire cast of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” got food poisoning. As a result, Harrison Ford, too weak to perform the planned whip scene...
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    Released Today June 5, 1981: “Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams”

    On this day, June 5, 1981, “Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams,” directed by Tommy Chong and starring Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach, and Paul Reubens, premiered in theaters. The film grossed $35 million at the box office.
  5. Pete

    Farewell to 'Eight is Enough': Final Episode Aired on May 23, 1981

    On this day May 23, 1981, viewers bid farewell to the beloved series Eight is Enough as its final episode aired. This family drama had a successful run of five seasons, spanning 112 episodes. Two Fun Facts: Ralph Macchio joined the cast in both 1980 and 1981. Eight is Enough revolves around...
  6. Pete

    May 22, 1981: Premiere of 'Bustin' Loose' Starring Richard Pryor

    On this day May 22, 1981, the film "Bustin' Loose" premiered, directed by Oz Scott and featuring a cast including Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, and Paul Mooney. While the budget for the film is undisclosed, it achieved a box office success, grossing $31.3 million.
  7. Pete

    Knights of the Sound Table by Cameo Released Today: May 18, 1981

    On this day May 18, 1981, Cameo dropped their 7th album, "Knights of the Sound Table," hitting #44 on the Billboard Charts.
  8. Pete

    May 16, 1981: Kim Carnes' 'Bette Davis Eyes' Tops the Charts in America and Around the World

    On this day May 16, 1981, "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes claimed the #1 position as America's top song. It maintained this status from May 16 to June 19, and again from June 27 to July 24. Additionally, it reached #1 in France, Italy, Spain, West Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, and...
  9. Pete

    On This Day May 15, 1981: The Moody Blues' 'Long Distance Voyager' was Released

    On this day May 15, 1981, "Long Distance Voyager," the 10th album by The Moody Blues, was released. It quickly soared to the top spot on the US Billboard 200 charts and also claimed the #1 position in Canada.
  10. Pete

    Bob Marley Passed Away Today On May 11, 1981

    On this day May 11 1981, Bob Marley, hailed as the pioneer of reggae music, tragically passed away at the age of 36 due to skin cancer. His untimely death sparked conspiracy theories surrounding the circumstances.
  11. Pete

    Today May 8, 1981: The Burning Made It's Debut

    On this day May 8 1981, "The Burning," directed by Tony Maylam, hit theaters. The film starred Brian Matthews, Lou David, and Leah Ayers. Made with a budget of $1.5 million, it garnered $707,770 at the box office.
  12. Pete

    Today May 5 1981, Rocking Charts: Tom Petty's 'Hard Promises' was Released

    On this day May 5 1981, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their fourth album, "Hard Promises," which soared to the #5 position on the Billboard charts. Additionally, it claimed the top spot in New Zealand.
  13. Pete

    Dallas Season 4 Finale: "Ewing-Gate" May 1, 1981

    On this day May 1, 1981, CBS aired the Season 4 Finale of Dallas, titled "Ewing-Gate".
  14. Pete

    Today April 30 1981, The One That You Love by Air Supply Made it's Debut

    On this day April 30, 1981, "The One That You Love" by Air Supply was released. It later claimed the #1 spot in America from July 25 to 31 and reached #2 in Canada.
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    On this day April 20 1981 Girl School's Hit and Run was released

    On this day April 20, 1981, Girlschool's second album, "Hit and Run," debuted on the Billboard charts at #182. Additionally, it achieved a notable position of #5 in the UK.
  16. Pete

    "Soap" Concludes After Four Seasons: April 20, 1981

    On this day April 20, 1981, the last episode of Soap aired, concluding its four-season run with a total of 85 episodes on ABC.
  17. Pete

    On This Day April 17, 1981 The Private Eyes was Released

    On this day April 17 1981, "The Private Eyes," directed by Lang Elliott and starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts, was released. The film had a budget of $2.3 million and grossed $18.1 million at the box office.
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    April 16, 1981: 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' Airs Final Episode on NBC

    On this day April 16 1981, the final episode of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" aired. The show ran for two seasons and produced a total of 37 episodes on NBC.
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    On This Day April 15 1981, "What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me" was Released

    On this day April 15, 1981, Chaka Khan's third album "What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me" made its debut. It landed at #17 on the Billboard Charts and secured the impressive #3 spot in the R&B category.
  20. Pete

    Nighthawks : Stallone's Thriller Success on April 10, 1981

    On this day April 10, 1981, the film "Nighthawks" was released, directed by Bruce Malmuth and featuring stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport, and Rutger Hauer. Made with a budget of $5 million, it grossed $19.9 million at the box...
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