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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 Celine Jourdan and Jennifer Tisdale. 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. Chariots of Fire, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite 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 Fantasy or Make Trax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

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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Gallipoli

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

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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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:
  • Celine Jourdan: French child victim, age six when she was raped and murdered by Didier Gentil during holidays at her dad's house, on 7/26/1988.
  • Jennifer Tisdale: American actress and model.
  • Lucy Aharish: Israeli journalist and actress.
  • JeA : South Korean singer-songwriter and producer (Brown Eyed Girls).
  • Nicole da Silva: Australian actress.
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Facts:
  • Assemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • France abolishes capital punishment.

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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 ?

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

By: Shere Hite

"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

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


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