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Tuesday 22 December 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cheek and David Cormican. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, 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 An Orphan's Tale. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Red Alert.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

An Orphan's Tale

Starring: Fabrice Josso, Petula Clark, François Pinat, Gérard Darrieu

Country: France

It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

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Ying hung chut siu nin

Starring: Sau Sek, Wei Tung, Kiu Wai Miu, Puishan Auyeung

Country: Hong Kong

Flid, fedt og snyd

Starring: Gotha Andersen, Merete Methling, Lisbet Frandsen, H.C. Andersen

Country: Denmark

Movies

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

Neighbors

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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Taps

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Argentine General Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Muammar Gaddafi -- Dec. 21, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8776
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: President's Men -- Dec. 14, 1981

Books

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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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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Rabbit Is Rich

By: John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

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Bread Upon The Waters

By: Irwin Shaw

Bread Upon the Waters

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

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Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Red Alert

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: GDI

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Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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