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Friday 16 January 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 16, 1981). 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 Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon 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 Raster Blaster or Softporn Adventure.
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What the sky looked like on 16 January 1981

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 16, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1981 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
  2. Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
  3. Barbra Streisand - Guilty
  4. Blondie - The Tide Is High
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
  6. Every Woman In The World - Air Supply
  7. Passion - Rod Stewart
  8. Tell It Like It Is - Heart
  9. Kenny Rogers - Lady
  10. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Kool & The Gang - Celebration
  2. Heartbreak Hotel - The Jacksons
  3. Aretha Franklin - United Together
  4. Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
  5. Cameo - Keep It Hot
  6. The Reddings - Remote Control
  7. Agony Of Defeet - Parliament
  8. Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass
  9. Larry Graham - When We Get Married
  10. You - Earth, Wind & Fire

Books

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

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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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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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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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NEC PC-9801, NES, PC booter, PC Engine, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sir-Tech Software, Inc.

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Home videos

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

The Watcher in the Woods

Studio: Disney

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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