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Friday 11 December 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 11, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlie Butler and Jobie Dajka. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Darkroom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey Kong or Triple Action.
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What the sky looked like on 11 December 1981

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Movies

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

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Country: United States

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Modern Problems

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

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Eaux profondes

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

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Ghost Story

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, John Houseman

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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr

Directed by: David Hemmings

Starring: Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence, George Peppard

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TV Series

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

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

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The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Jockei Monika

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Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Argentine President / General Roberto Viola flees
  • Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center.
  • UN Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary General
  • Washington Capitals' biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto Maple Leafs 11-2.
  • El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 11, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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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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The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Donkey Kong

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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