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Friday 2 October 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matteo Branciamore and Ridzuan Hasan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kita no kuni kara. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cranston Manor or Ulysses and the Golden Fleece.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Galaxy of Terror

Directed by: B.D. Clark

Starring: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston

Country: United States

Who's Singin' Over There?

Directed by: Slobodan Sijan

Starring: Pavle Vujisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic

Country: United States

Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Rod, Jane and Freddy

Starring: Rod Burton, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks

Country: United Kingdom

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Diane Fletcher, Kate Fahy, Alice Berry

Country: United Kingdom

Dark Towers

Starring: Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom

The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!

Starring: Maylo McCaslin, Barry Gordon, Dawn Jeffory, Burr Middleton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hazel Scott: Trinidadian-American singer actress and pianist (d. 1981).

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

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

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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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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