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Friday 11 September 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dylan Klebold and Charles Kelley. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. The French Lieutenant's Woman, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Luciano'S Luck by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seeing Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cranston Manor or Donkey.bas.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Funny Man

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 September 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frank McHugh: Actor (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way), dies at 83.
  • 2nd government of Agt forms
  • A small plane crashes into the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino damaging the venue beyond repair.

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

Luciano'S Luck

By: Jack Higgins

In the darkest days of World War II, an American Mafioso is the Allies’ only hope to tip the scales of victoryAs the Allies struggle to gain a foothold in Italy

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Mornings On Horseback

By: David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and

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Gorky Park

By: Martin Cruz Smith

“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

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Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

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Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems



Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

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