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Monday 8 June 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jess Weixler and Alex Band. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. History of the World: Part I, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Can Jump Puddles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Atlantis or Tennis.
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 ?

History of the World: Part I

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Clash of the Titans

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Country: United States

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The Haunting of Julia

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti

Country: United States

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Outland

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States

Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom

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Into the Labyrinth

Starring: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Country: United Kingdom

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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom

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The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
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Facts:
  • 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
  • Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1

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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.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 ?

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

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Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Tennis

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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