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Thursday 9 July 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamie King and Emily West. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Victory, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while License Renewed by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Red Alert or Tempest.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pel

Country: United States

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Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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The Fox and the Hound

Directed by: Ted Berman

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis

Country: United States

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For Your Eyes Only

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Into the Labyrinth

Starring: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 July 1981 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
  • Palau - Constitution Day.
  • Argentina - Independence Day.
  • Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jacksons begin a 36-city tour

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Life magazine


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

License Renewed

By: John Gardner

Different cover same book. Some spine and edge wear. Very clean and intact. Ships quickly and packaged carefully!

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The Pritikin Permanent Weight-Loss Manual

By: Nathan Pritikin

Pritikin Permanent Weight-Loss Manual, by Pritikin, Nathan

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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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God Emperor Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Red Alert

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: GDI

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

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