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Monday 15 June 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cristin Duren and Haley Scarnato. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. The Cannonball Run, directed by Hal Needham, 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 I Can Jump Puddles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or VIC Avenger.
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 ?

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

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

Country: United States

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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The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Cannonball Run

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett

Country: United States

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Superman II

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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History of the World: Part I

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Clash of the Titans

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: America's Mayors' NYC Mayor Ed Koch.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8749
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Savings Plans -- June 8, 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 ?

005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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