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Monday 5 October 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 5, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's My Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian 2 or Sneakers.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

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

Country: United States

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The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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

Country: United States

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Circle of Deceit

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

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

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Directed by: Romano Scavolini

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

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Strange Behavior

Directed by: Michael Laughlin

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

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TV Series

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Jockei Monika

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Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

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Willo the Wisp

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Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gloria Grahame: American actress who won an Oscar as the Best Supporting actress in "The Bad and the Beautiful" 1952, and was nominated for the Oscar in "Crossfire," 1947.
  • Jud Strunk: Singer / comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48.
  • Dutch guilder / Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
  • Deceased Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American citizen.
  • Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary U.S. citizen.
  • Raoul Wallenberg becomes posthumously honorary citizen of the United States

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Sport Games on 5 October 1981

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Philadelphia Eagles : 13 - 16
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 05, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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


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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Keep It Simple

By: Marian Burros

A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

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Social Studies

By: Fran Lebowitz

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The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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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Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sirius Software, Inc.

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

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Home videos

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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