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Friday 18 December 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Accardo and Jens Schmidt. 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. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colony 7 or Crossfire.
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 ?

It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

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Ying hung chut siu nin

Starring: Sau Sek, Wei Tung, Kiu Wai Miu, Puishan Auyeung

Country: Hong Kong

Flid, fedt og snyd

Starring: Gotha Andersen, Merete Methling, Lisbet Frandsen, H.C. Andersen

Country: Denmark

Going Out

Starring: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Neighbors

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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Taps

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 18 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Mehmet Shehu: Albanian soldier and politician 22nd Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1981).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: President's Men -- Dec. 14, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8775
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cats -- Dec. 7, 1981

Books

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

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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Red Dragon

By: Thomas Harris

A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened ?The Tooth Fairy.? Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart

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No Time For Tears

By: Cynthia Freeman

No Time for Tears

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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Colony 7

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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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Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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Turtles

Platform: Arcade (original) Adventure Vision, Magnavox Odyssey², Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern/Sega

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Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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