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Wednesday August 12, 1981

US date format: 8/12/1981, UK date format: 12/8/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Djibril Cissé and Steve Talley. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lady Bug or Radar Rat Race.
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Movies

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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

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Heartbreak High

Directed by: Mark Warren

Starring: John Vernon, Norman Fell, Robert Forster, Thom Haverstock

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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Country: United States of America

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Prince of the City

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

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First Monday in October

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

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TV Series

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

Now Get Out of That

Starring: Bernard Falk

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
  • At the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, and in Boca Raton, Florida, IBM announces the IBM Personal Computer, model 5150. The PC features a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 CPU, 16 kB RAM (expandable to 256 kB), 40 kB ROM, one 5.25-inch floppy drive (160 kB capacity), for US$1565. A fully loaded version with color graphics costs US$6000.

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Planetary positions on August 12, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Tar Baby

By: Toni Morrison

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a

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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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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazy Kong

Crazy Kong

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Falcon/Zaccaria

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Zarzon

Zarzon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.

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Home videos

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

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Disney

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Alice in Wonderland

Studio: Disney

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The Devil and Max Devlin

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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