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Saturday 3 January 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Polly Klaas and Eli Manning. In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nanny. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pyramid of Doom or Quest for the Rings.
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 ?

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom

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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Remember When...

Starring: Dick Cavett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 metre butterfly (58.91s).
  • 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (6-0, 7-5).
  • Greg Chappell scores 204 versus India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey #34, Austin Carr.

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Books

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

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

The Limited Edition 1 of only 500 copies

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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.A

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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)!"Get out. Get out quickly. She's never done anything like this before and I don't know if she can stop."

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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

Laser Blast

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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Stampede

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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