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Friday 2 October 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matteo Branciamore and Ridzuan Hasan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kita no kuni kara. If you liked videogames you were probably playing VIC Avenger or Route-16.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae

Country: United States

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Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

Country: United States

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Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hazel Scott: Trinidadian-American singer actress and pianist (d. 1981).

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Books

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

Cujo

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

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Chances

By: Jackie Collins

The book that made Collins one of America's favorite authors sweeps readers from the sophisticated playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas, plunging into the world of

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The Third Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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Turtles

Platform: Arcade (original) Adventure Vision, Magnavox Odyssey², Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern/Sega

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Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.

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Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter


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