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Monday 24 August 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chad Michael and Chad Murray. 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 Cujo by Stephen King 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 Jump Bug or Vanguard.
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 ?

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

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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 24 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Rouse -- Aug. 24, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8759
  • Time: Air Traffic Controllers' Strike. Inset: protestors in Poland

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 ?

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

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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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