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Friday 16 January 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Lundmark and Paul Rofe. 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. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Manchu by Robert Elegant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Harper Valley P.T.A.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Omega Race or Kaboom!.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

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Night School

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

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Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

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Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Directed by: Not specifed

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Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

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Too Close for Comfort

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The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bernard Lee: London, England -- Actor (M in James Bond movies).
Facts:
  • John Lennon releases Woman in the UK
  • Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth.
  • Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
  • Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bj�rn Borg.

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Books

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

Manchu

By: Robert Elegant

This novel transports the reader back to the savagery and the passion, to the opulence and sensuality, and to the great adventure of the last days of a dying dynasty.

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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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The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

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Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

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Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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