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Monday 27 July 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Susan King Borchardt and Casey Butler. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, 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 MTV Music Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jungler or Triple Action.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight

Country: United States

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Arthur

Directed by: Steve Gordon

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Victory

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billy [William] Wyler: US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl).
  • Ray Harrison: dancer (American Song), dies at age 64.
  • Adam Walsh: American homicide victim, kidnapped and murdered by a pedophile.
  • William Wyler: French-American director who made his debut at the age of 25 and, in his first two years, turned out 40 two-reel Westerns.
Facts:
  • 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Caspar Weinberger -- July 27, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8755
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sandra Day O'Connor -- July 20, 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 ?

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I


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