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Friday 26 June 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natalya Antyukh and Paolo Cannavaro. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. 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 The Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bellamy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Robby Roto or Raster Blaster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Stripes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis

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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Dragonslayer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson

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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The Cannonball Run

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Kreuder: German musician, pianist, songwriter, and composer.
Facts:
  • For Your Eyes Only premieres in US

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: F-16 by General Dynamics, nuclear reactor by David Hume Kennerly
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8750
  • Time: America's Mayors' NYC Mayor Ed Koch.

Books

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

The Alpha Strategy

By: John A. Pugsley

The Alpha Strategy is a refreshing, common-sense idea that can completely and permanently insulate your assets from all investment risks, including inflation, depression, taxation, and market manipulation.

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Free Fall In Crimson

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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License Renewed

By: John Gardner

Different cover same book. Some spine and edge wear. Very clean and intact. Ships quickly and packaged carefully!

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware


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