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Monday 12 October 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ayesha Omer and Tom Guiry. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ying hung chut siu nin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest for the Rings or Super Cobra.
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TV Series

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

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Facts:
  • Marlowe opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 15th Country Music Association Award

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Sport Games on 12 October 1981

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  • Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Bills : 21 - 31
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Entitlements -- Oct. 12, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8766
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nicholas Nickelby -- Oct. 5, 1981

Books

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

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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Theory Z

By: William G. Ouchi

Fascinating

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The Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Cinderella Complex

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License Renewed

By: John Gardner

Different cover same book. Some spine and edge wear. Very clean and intact. Ships quickly and packaged carefully!

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

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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