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Saturday 17 October 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Hornec and Ingrid Portaele. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, 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 Tenko. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Borderline or Crossfire.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Into the Labyrinth

Starring: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae

Country: United States

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Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Hornec: French criminal and murder victim, a member of the 'Hornec gang' who was shot dead on 24 December 2005.
  • Ingrid Portaele: French victim of rape and homicide along with Muriel Sanchez on 10/19/1991, c. 4:00 PM, Elne, France.
  • Henry Torrès: French trial lawyer, politician, and writer on political and legal matters.
  • Anya Ayoung-Chee: Fashion Designer.
  • Holly Holm: MMA Fighter.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Entitlements -- Oct. 12, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8766
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nicholas Nickelby -- Oct. 5, 1981

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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Cujo

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

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Night Probe!

By: Clive Cussler

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Crossfire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, IBM PCjr

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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