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Sunday 4 January 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 4, 1981). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alicia Garza and Silvy De Bie. In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Harper Valley P.T.A.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strange Odyssey or Stargate.
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What the sky looked like on 4 January 1981

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Movies

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

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States

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Fear No Evil

Directed by: Frank LaLoggia

Starring: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

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It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

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The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

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Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

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TV Series

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

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Directed by: Not specifed

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Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

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Too Close for Comfort

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The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 04 January
Famous Deaths:
  • Ruth Lowe: Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981).
Facts:
  • Frankenstein opens and closes on Broadway
  • Peter Pan closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
  • British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper
  • 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (7-5, 7-6, 6-3).

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Sport Games on 4 January 1981

NFL
American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Atlanta Falcons : 30 - 27
  • Oakland Raiders - Cleveland Browns : 14 - 12
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 04, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Side Effects

By: Woody Allen

A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

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Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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