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Friday 18 September 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 18, 1981). 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 God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vice Versa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or Black Hole.
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What the sky looked like on 18 September 1981

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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 ?

  • 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.
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  • Assemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • France abolishes capital punishment.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 18, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1981 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Diana Ross - Endless Love
  2. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
  3. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks
  4. Foreigner - Urgent
  5. (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap
  6. Journey - Who's Crying Now
  7. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
  8. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores
  9. Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
  10. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  2. She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
  3. Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
  4. Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
  5. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores
  6. Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
  7. Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters
  8. Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
  9. On The Beat - The B.B. And Q. Band
  10. Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You


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

God Emperor Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

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

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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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The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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The Beverly Hills Diet

By: Judy Mazel

NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega



Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

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

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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Black Hole

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

Home videos

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

Alice in Wonderland

Studio: Disney

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Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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