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Monday 14 September 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miyavi and Ashley Roberts. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. The French Lieutenant's Woman, directed by Karel Reisz, 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 Seeing Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Avenger or Loco-Motion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

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 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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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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Facts:
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Sport Games on 14 September 1981

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  • Oakland Raiders - Minnesota Vikings : 36 - 10
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Jesse Helms -- Sep. 14, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8762
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Meryl Streep -- Sep. 7, 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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Keep It Simple

By: Marian Burros

A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

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Theory Z

By: William G. Ouchi

Fascinating

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal

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Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

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

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Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

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