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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 Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's My Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing President Elect or Qix.
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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 Schl├Ândorff

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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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1981 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
  2. She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
  3. Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
  4. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  5. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  6. Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
  7. Love All The Hurt Away - Aretha Franklin And George Benson
  8. On The Beat - The B.B. And Q. Band
  9. Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You
  10. Brick - Sweat (til You Get Wet)
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. It's My Party - Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin
  2. The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) - The Tweets
  3. Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
  4. Altered Images - Happy Birthday
  5. Godley & Creme - Under Your Thumb

Books

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

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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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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The Eagle'S Gift

By: Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

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Night Probe!

By: Clive Cussler

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

President Elect

President Elect

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

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Scramble

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Qix

Qix

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Home videos

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

Gus

Studio: Disney

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The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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