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Monday 26 January 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin O'Donoghue and Juan Jose Haedo. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Tide Is High by Blondie. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Congo by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing VIC Avenger or Jungler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1981 ?

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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  • Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 versus Australia at Adelaide Oval.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostage Breakthrough -- Jan. 26, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8728
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Economy -- Jan. 19, 1981


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


By: Michael Crichton

The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the ...

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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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Side Effects

By: Woody Allen

A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

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Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

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