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Tuesday 13 October 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stuart Reardon and Lauren Lyster. 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 Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons 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 New Rally-X or Space Fury.
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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1981 ?

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Nils Asther: Actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84.
  • Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt

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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


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

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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By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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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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The Clowns Of God

By: Morris West

What would happen, if the members of the Roman Curia discovered that the Pope was about to publicly state that he had received a private revelation that the world was about

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway


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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Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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