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Sunday 21 June 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brandon Flowers and Amber Campisi. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Dragonslayer, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Tar Baby by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arena of Octos or Ghost Town.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Dragonslayer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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For Your Eyes Only

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol

Country: United States

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Stripes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis

Country: United States

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The Cannonball Run

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett

Country: United States

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Superman II

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 21 June 1981

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TV Series

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

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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Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 June 1981 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gunnar Ek: Composer, dies on 81st birthday.
Facts:
  • 81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
  • Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
  • Socialists / communists win French parliamentary election

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Books

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

Tar Baby

By: Toni Morrison

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a

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Creation

By: Gore Vidal

A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

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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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Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

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Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

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

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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