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Friday 14 August 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kofi Kingston and Ray Johnson. 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. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while License Renewed by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Troubles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jungler or Ice Hockey.
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 ?

The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States

Bellamy

Written by: Ron McLean

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

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I Can Jump Puddles

Written by: Sonia Borg, Cliff Green, Alan Marshall (novel), Roger Simpson

Directed by: Kevin James Dobson, Douglas Sharp, Keith Wilkes

Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Country: Australia

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States

Movies

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

An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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Heavy Metal

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

Country: United States

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Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Arthur

Directed by: Steve Gordon

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Karl Bohm: Austrian musician and conductor who was noted for his interpretation of Mozart's, Wagner's and Richard Strauss' operas.
  • Dudley Nourse: South African cricketer (Born 1910).
Facts:
  • Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off New York Met Mike Scott
  • George Foster hits his 8th home run into the red seats at Riverfront.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ice Cream -- Aug. 10, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8757
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Prince Charles and Princess Diana -- Aug. 3, 1981

Books

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

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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The White Hotel

By: D.M. Thomas

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

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The Alpha Strategy

By: John A. Pugsley

The Alpha Strategy is a refreshing, common-sense idea that can completely and permanently insulate your assets from all investment risks, including inflation, depression, taxation, and market manipulation.

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Cosmos

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazy Kong

Crazy Kong

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Falcon/Zaccaria

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

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Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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