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Sunday 19 July 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Naomi Grabow and Nene. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Blow Out, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Kong or Red Alert.
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 ?

Bellamy

Written by: Ron McLean

Starring: John Stanton, Tim Elston, James Condon, Brian Young

Country: Australia

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I Can Jump Puddles

Written by: Sonia Borg, Cliff Green, Alan Marshall (novel), Roger Simpson

Directed by: Kevin James Dobson, Douglas Sharp, Keith Wilkes

Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Country: Australia

Night Flight

Written by: Stuart S. Shapiro

Starring: Ross Bennett, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Randy Newman

Country: United States

Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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SCTV Network

Starring: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Country: Canada

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Movies

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

Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Endless Love

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight

Country: United States

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Arthur

Directed by: Steve Gordon

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Victory

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pel

Country: United States

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Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
  • Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
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Facts:
  • 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
  • Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Vietnam War veterans rights. Inset:, Menachem Begin by Hanoch Guthmann.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8753
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cocaine -- July 6, 1981

Books

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

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

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Xpd

By: Len Deighton

June 11, 1940 – where is Winston Churchill?A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine

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Maria Callas

By: Arianna Stassinopoulos

For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "…the best since Callas."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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Crazy Kong

Crazy Kong

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Falcon/Zaccaria

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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Red Alert

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: GDI

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Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

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