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Saturday 26 September 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Serena Williams and Christina Milian. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. Galaxy of Terror, directed by B.D. Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rod, Jane and Freddy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Dungeon or Ice Hockey.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

Country: United States

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae

Country: United States

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Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

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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Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 September 1981 ?

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  • First flight of the Boeing 767 airliner.
  • Houston Astros' Nolan Ryan's fifth no-hitter, beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0.
  • Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • Disney's weekly TV show moves to CBS, making it the first prime-time series to have appeared on all three major networks. The show is renamed Walt Disney, airing on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00.

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

  • Time: Inset: cuniform tablet from Syrian city Ebla by Eric Lessing.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8763
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Jesse Helms -- Sep. 14, 1981


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

Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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The Eagle'S Gift

By: Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

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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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The Legacy

By: Howard Fast

The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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