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Monday 9 February 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Hiddleston and Bruno Julliard. 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. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crush, Crumble and Chomp! or Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


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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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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 February 1981 ?

  • Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
  • Saint Ansbert of Rouen
  • Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Hiddleston: Movie Actor.
  • Bruno Julliard: French political activist, who served from 2005 to 2007 as the chairman of the UNEF, the main student union in France.
  • John Lindh: American citizen who moved to Afghanistan to become a jihad warrior with the Taliban, using the various named of Suleyman al-Faris, Abdul Hamid and John Walker.
  • The Rev: American singer-songwriter and drummer (Avenged Sevenfold Pinkly Smooth and Suburban Legends) (d. 2009).
  • Joël Camathias: Swiss race car driver.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bill Haley: American musician of Haley and the Comets rock group.
  • Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 and injures 214.
  • Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brooke Shields -- Feb. 9, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8730
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostages Return -- Feb. 2, 1981


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

American Dreams

By: Studs Terkel

Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

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Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

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