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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 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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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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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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Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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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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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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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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Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Home videos

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

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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