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Thursday 15 January 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pitbull and Dylan Armstrong. In that special week of January people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Rat Race or Bosconian.
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 30 days ?

Mystery!: Malice Aforethought

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

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 ?

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Emanuel Celler: American politician (Representative-Democrat-New York, 1923-73), dies at age 92.
Facts:
  • Hill Street Blues premieres on NBC-TV

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Space Shuttle Columbia -- Jan. 12, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8726
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1981

Books

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

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astrosmash

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600 Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Mattel

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Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal

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Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games


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