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Sunday 20 September 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joanie Dodds and Feliciano López. 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 Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Movie Macabre. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lady Bug or Sabotage.
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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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Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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  • Belize declares independence
  • Joe Danelo kicks then New York Giant record 55 yard field goal
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • The Brazilian river boat ''Sobral Santos'' capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.

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Sport Games on 20 September 1981

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Denver Broncos : 10 - 28
  • Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 20 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - Minnesota Vikings : 24 - 26
  • Green Bay Packers - Los Angeles Rams : 23 - 35
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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


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

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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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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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 Eagle'S Gift

By: Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation. Home versions licensed via Taito.

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

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Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

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Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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