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Thursday 30 July 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maureen Nisima and Hope Solo. 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 The Troubles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchman or Sabotage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at July 30 across the years.

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 ?

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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Into the Labyrinth

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

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maureen Nisima: French Olympic athlete, she took home two bronze medals, in the fencing events at the 2004 summer Olympics in Beijing, one for individual epee and the other for the team event.
  • Hope Solo: Soccer Player.
  • Nicky Hayden: American motorcycle racer.
  • Juan Smith: South African rugby player.
  • Indrek Turi: Estonian decathlete.
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Facts:
  • Belgian Senate accept laws against racism

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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

The Limited Edition 1 of only 500 copies

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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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Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Eastern Front (1941)

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: APX, Atari, Inc.

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Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

Mystery Fun House

Mystery Fun House

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

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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Sabotage

Sabotage

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: On-Line Systems


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