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Thursday 8 October 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anja Boche and Juliana Guillermo. 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 The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's My Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tennis or Jungler.
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What the sky looked like on 8 October 1981

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Movies

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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Nightmare

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

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

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

Which were the important events of 8 October 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st broadcast of Cagney & Lacey on ABC-TV
  • US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford, and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral.
  • USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Al Unser.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 08, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Third Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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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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Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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The Beverly Hills Diet

By: Judy Mazel

NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tennis

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

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Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

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Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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