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Tuesday 16 June 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Becker and Kevin Bieksa. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. The Cannonball Run, directed by Hal Needham, 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 The Count or Tigers in the Snow.
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 this week ?

The Cannonball Run

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett

Country: United States

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Superman II

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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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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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 16 June 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: America's Mayors' NYC Mayor Ed Koch.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8749
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Savings Plans -- June 8, 1981

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 ?

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

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

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

The Count

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

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