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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 Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Flid, fedt og snyd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing President Elect or Tempest.
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 30 days ?

Going Out

Starring: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rod, Jane and Freddy

Starring: Rod Burton, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Diane Fletcher, Kate Fahy, Alice Berry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Towers

Starring: Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Galaxy of Terror

Directed by: B.D. Clark

Starring: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston

Country: United States

Who's Singin' Over There?

Directed by: Slobodan Sijan

Starring: Pavle Vujisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic

Country: United States

Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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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 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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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 Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

President Elect

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

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Crossfire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, IBM PCjr

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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