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Friday 12 June 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adriana Lima and Raitis Grafs. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. The Cannonball Run, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Danse Macabre by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Can Jump Puddles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Cobra or Pleiads / Pleiades.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Cannonball Run

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett

Country: United States

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Superman II

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Clash of the Titans

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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History of the World: Part I

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 June 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
  • Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
  • Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
  • Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark starring Harrison Ford premieres
  • 3rd baseball strike starts
  • Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
  • Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election

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Books

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

Danse Macabre

By: Stephen King

From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as

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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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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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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure A

Platform: Sinclair ZX81 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure with a third-person perspective

Publisher: Artic Computing

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Super Cobra

Platform: Arcade, Adventure Vision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Intellivision, MSX, Sord M5

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/EU Konami; NA Stern; NA Entex; NA Parker Brothers

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Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal

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Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up


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