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Thursday 17 December 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 17, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emma Laaksonen and Krysten Ritter. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Darkroom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Oo-Topos or Kick.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 December 1981

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Movies

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

Umrao Jaan

Directed by: Muzaffar Ali

Starring: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Country: United States

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Modern Problems

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

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Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Country: United States

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Eaux profondes

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

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TV Series

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

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

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The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Jockei Monika

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Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
  • The Senegambia Confederation is founded.
  • Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 17, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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The Legacy

By: Howard Fast

The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

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Rabbit Is Rich

By: John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

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Pathfinders

By: Gail Sheehy

Examines--through personal case histories, analysis, and examples--creative, original, and expansive ways to effectively overcome the crises of adult life by drawing on one's own inner resources

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kick

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

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Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal

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Home videos

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

The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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The Devil and Max Devlin

Studio: Disney

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