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Monday 5 October 1981

1981-10-05

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
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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 5 October 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jud Strunk: Singer / comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48.
  • Gloria Grahame: American actress who won an Oscar as the Best Supporting actress in "The Bad and the Beautiful" 1952, and was nominated for the Oscar in "Crossfire," 1947.
Facts:
  • Dutch guilder / Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
  • Deceased Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American citizen.
  • Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary U.S. citizen.
  • Raoul Wallenberg becomes posthumously honorary citizen of the United States

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1981?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nicholas Nickelby -- Oct. 5, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8765
  • Life: Marilyn Monroe

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.A

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror...First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.Then,

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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 ?

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

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Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.

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Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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