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Thursday July 16, 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 16, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zach Randolph and Michelle Morgan. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Ticket to Heaven, directed by Ralph L. Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Panic or Skeet Shoot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 16 July 1981

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Movies

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

Ticket to Heaven

Directed by: Ralph L. Thomas

Starring: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

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Wolfen

Directed by: Michael Wadleigh

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

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Car Crash

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: Joey Travolta, Ana Obregón, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, John Steiner

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Arthur

Directed by: Steve Gordon

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Bellamy

Written by: Ron McLean

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

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Okres na severu

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Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States

Wheel of Fortune

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Harry Chapin: American songwriter, balladeer, trumpeter, guitarist.
Facts:
  • India performs nuclear Test
  • Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously.
  • Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; his 22 years in office, ending with retirement on 31 October 2003, made him Asia's longest-serving political leader.
  • July 21 ampndash England become the first team this century to win a test match after following on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
  • Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 16, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
  2. All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
  3. The One That You Love - Air Supply
  4. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
  5. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  6. Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
  7. Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury
  8. I Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers
  9. Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters
  10. The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Ghost Town - The Specials
  2. Stars On 45 (Volume 2) - Starsound
  3. Bad Manners - Can Can
  4. One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson
  5. Imagination - Body Talk

Books

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

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By: Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Hebrew translation of the original text

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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License Renewed

By: John Gardner

Different cover same book. Some spine and edge wear. Very clean and intact. Ships quickly and packaged carefully!

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Maria Callas

By: Arianna Stassinopoulos

For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "…the best since Callas."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

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

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

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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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Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo

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Home videos

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

Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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