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Thursday 17 September 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bakari Kone and Casey Janssen. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. The French Lieutenant's Woman, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Dungeon or Car Wars (TI 99/4A).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
  • ''Ric Flair'' defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.

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Sport Games on 17 September 1981

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  • Philadelphia Eagles - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Jesse Helms -- Sep. 14, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8762
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Meryl Streep -- Sep. 7, 1981

Books

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

How To Make Love To A Man

By: Alexandra Penney

ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

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Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By: Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Hebrew translation of the original text

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Keep It Simple

By: Marian Burros

A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

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Free Fall In Crimson

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

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Gorgon

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sirius Software, Inc.

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Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics


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