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Friday 9 October 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zachery Ty and Gaël Givet. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Flid, fedt og snyd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pulsar or Space Eggs.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae

Country: United States

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Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 October 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Zachery Ty: Bryan; American actor.
  • Gaël Givet: French football/soccer player who currently plays for Arles-Avignon in Ligue 2. He is a left-footed centre back who can also play left-back.
  • Zachery Bryan: TV Actor.
  • Darius Miles: American basketball player.
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Facts:
  • Abolition of capital punishment in France.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nicholas Nickelby -- Oct. 5, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8765
  • Life: Marilyn Monroe

Books

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

The Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Cinderella Complex

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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False Witness

By: Dorothy Uhnak

Sanderalee Dawson was used to being on camera, but never as a victim. When police find the sexy TV celebrity in her apartment, she is almost unrecognisable.

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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Mario

Platform: Arcade, Game & Watch, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Platform, puzzle, racing, RPG, party, sports, edutainment adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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