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Saturday 11 July 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mary Beth Arnold and Carla Campbell. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Arthur, directed by Steve Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Dungeon or My First Alphabet.
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 this week ?

Arthur

Directed by: Steve Gordon

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight

Country: United States

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Victory

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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TV Series

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

Bellamy

Written by: Ron McLean

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

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I Can Jump Puddles

Written by: Sonia Borg, Cliff Green, Alan Marshall (novel), Roger Simpson

Directed by: Kevin James Dobson, Douglas Sharp, Keith Wilkes

Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Country: Australia

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States

Shillingbury Tales

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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SCTV Network

Starring: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
  • Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
  • Sebastian Coe of United Kingdom sets record for 1000 metre, 2:12.18.

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

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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Free Fall In Crimson

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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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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Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By: Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Hebrew translation of the original text

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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

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

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My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange


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