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Monday 1 June 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Schumer and Brandi Carlile. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. The Haunting of Julia, directed by Richard Loncraine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Eagle'S Gift by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Can Jump Puddles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Kong or Fantasy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Haunting of Julia

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Shillingbury Tales

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Into the Labyrinth

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Funny Man

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 June 1981 ?

  • Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
  • Children's Day in some countries.
  • Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
  • Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Naim Chadir: PLO representative in Brussels, murdered.
  • Carl Vinson: American judge and politician (d. 1981).
  • Production of Chevrolet Corvette cars begins at a new plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. The first Corvette is a two-tone Beige over Dark Brown 1981 model.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Eagle'S Gift

By: Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

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By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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The Company Of Women

By: Mary Gordon

"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

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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Crazy Kong

Crazy Kong

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Falcon/Zaccaria


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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