Monday October 05, 1981

US date format: 10/5/1981, UK date format: 5/10/1981

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It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 5, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Julia Lautowa and Amanda Krampf. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Professional, directed by Georges Lautner, 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 Tenko. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Car Wars (TI 99/4A) or Madness and the Minotaur.
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The Professional

The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Country: United States of America

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Country: United States of America

Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Nightmare

Nightmare

Directed by: Romano Scavolini

Starring: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Directed by: Michael Laughlin

Starring: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

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Historical Events

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Events

  • Dutch guilder / Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%

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Sport Games on October 05, 1981

Sport Games on October 05, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Philadelphia Eagles : 13 - 16
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TV Series

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Tenko

Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

Jockei Monika

Jockei Monika

Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

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Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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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.

Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

The Legacy by Howard Fast

The Legacy

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The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

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"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Protector

Protector

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack


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