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Friday 9 January 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Euzebiusz Smolarek . In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hill Street Blues. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest for the Rings or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 30 days ?

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 9 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8725
  • Life: Year In Pictures

Books

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

Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

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

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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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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

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The Count

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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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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Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems


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