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Friday 21 August 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Collie Buddz and Tarek Moussa. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Vanguard or Sky Skipper.
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 ?

Now Get Out of That

Starring: Bernard Falk

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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MTV Music Television

Starring: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

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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An American Werewolf in London

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher

Country: United States

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Heavy Metal

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

Country: United States

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Blow Out

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Air Traffic Controllers' Strike. Inset: protestors in Poland
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8758
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ice Cream -- Aug. 10, 1981

Books

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

The Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Cinderella Complex

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You Can Negotiate Anything

By: Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

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Jane Brody'S Nutrition Book

By: Jane Brody

With calorie and nutrient charts, sample menu plans for special dietary needs, and over fifty delicious and healthful recipes—many Brody family favorites—Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book is vital reading for everyone concerned

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Masquerade

By: Kit Williams

Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

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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Adventure A

Platform: Sinclair ZX81 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure with a third-person perspective

Publisher: Artic Computing

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Lady Bug

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

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

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Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

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