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Thursday 23 July 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Jocz and Dmitriy Karpov. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The One That You Love by Air Supply. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cranston Manor or Borderline.
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 ?

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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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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The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sandra Day O'Connor -- July 20, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8754
  • Time: Vietnam War veterans rights. Inset:, Menachem Begin by Hanoch Guthmann.

Books

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

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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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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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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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Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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