Wednesday June 17, 1981

US date format: 6/17/1981, UK date format: 17/6/1981

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rebekah Staton and Amrita Rao. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. S.O.B., directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Strange Odyssey or Ghost Town.
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Movies

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S.O.B.

S.O.B.

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Condorman

Condorman

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay, Ann Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Texas Lightning

Texas Lightning

Directed by: Gary Graver

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell Jr., Maureen McCormick, Peter Jason

Stripes

Stripes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

Events

  • Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed

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TV Series

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Okres na severu

Okres na severu

Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Night Flight

Night Flight

Written by:

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

The Midwife by Gay Courter

The Midwife

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In this blockbuster bestseller we meet Hannah Blau, the midwife, who fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training in Moscow’s legendary Imperial College.

The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

The White Hotel

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It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

Maria Callas by Arianna Stassinopoulos

Maria Callas

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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."

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

Ghost Town

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

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure


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