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Friday 18 September 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Camille Combal and Fabiane Nunes. 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 Woman Next Door, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vice Versa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or Vanguard.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

The Woman Next Door

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

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Zoot Suit

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

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Memoirs of a Survivor

Directed by: David Gladwell

Starring: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger, Debbie Hutchings

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The Hot Touch

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Wayne Rogers, Marie-France Pisier, Lloyd Bochner, Samantha Eggar

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Garde à vue

Directed by: Claude Miller

Starring: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand

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TV Series

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

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

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Willo the Wisp

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Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

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Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 September 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Assemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • France abolishes capital punishment.

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Books

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

Trade Wind

By: M.M. Kaye

When Boston bluestocking Hero Athena Hollis travels to Zanzibar to visit her uncle, an American consul, she arrives filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds.

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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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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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The Glitter Dome

By: Joseph Wambaugh

It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

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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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005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

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Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Home videos

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

The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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