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Monday 5 January 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joel Thomas Zimmerman and Deadmau5 . 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. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nanny. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaboom! or Strange Odyssey.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Remember When...

Starring: Dick Cavett

Country: United States

Movies

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

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Nightline with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
  • British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of Yorkshire Ripper murders of 13 women

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8725
  • Life: Year In Pictures

Books

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

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. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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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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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)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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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

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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