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Sunday 8 February 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tommy Michaels in Staten Island and Myriam Montemayor Cruz. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or Turbo.
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TV Series

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

Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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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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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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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
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Facts:
  • Brigadoon closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 133 performances
  • Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton.
  • Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostages Return -- Feb. 2, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8729
  • Life: Woman On Sailboard

Books

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

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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Peter The Great

By: Robert K. Massie

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

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The Last Mafioso

By: Ovid Demaris

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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 ?

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

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SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Turbo

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision Intellivision

Genre: Arcade-style racing

Publisher: Sega

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Strategy X

Platform: Arcade; Atari 2600

Genre: Vertically scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

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Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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