Saturday August 08, 1981

US date format: 8/8/1981, UK date format: 8/8/1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roger Federer and Meagan Good. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ród Gasieniców. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fantasia or SwordThrust.
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An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Country: United States of America

Prince of the City

Prince of the City

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

First Monday in October

First Monday in October

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

Evilspeak

Evilspeak

Directed by: Eric Weston

Starring: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Honky Tonk Freeway

Honky Tonk Freeway

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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TV Series

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Ród Gasieniców

Ród Gasieniców

Les amours des années grises

Les amours des années grises

Iris Williams

Iris Williams

O anthropakos

O anthropakos

The Rose Medallion

The Rose Medallion

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Books

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Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number

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The Americas, Ilan Stavans, Series Editor € Winner of a 1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prize € Selected by the New York Times for "Books of the Century" With a

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

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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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

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

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Hebrew translation of the original text

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

President Elect

President Elect

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

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Caverns of Mars

Caverns of Mars

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Quest 1

Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software


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