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Friday 28 August 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Agata Wrobel and Jake Owen. 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 Frogger or Softporn Adventure.
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 28 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Sebastian Coe of the UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
  • US National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men.
  • John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill US President Ronald Reagan.

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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 ?

Eastern Front (1941)

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: APX, Atari, Inc.

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005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

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Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems


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