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Wednesday 26 August 1981

1981-08-26

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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Heavy Metal

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

Country: United States

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Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Now Get Out of That

Starring: Bernard Falk

Country: United Kingdom

The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom

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MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lee Hays: American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 1981).
  • Lee Elhardt Hays: American folksinger (Born 1914).
  • Roger Nash Baldwin: founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (Born 1884).
Facts:
  • Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Rouse -- Aug. 24, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8759
  • Time: Air Traffic Controllers' Strike. Inset: protestors in Poland

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 ?

Caverns of Mars

Caverns of Mars

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Mouse Trap

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

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Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo

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Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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