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Monday 31 August 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christine Dolce and Ahmad Harthy. 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 The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching De lachende Scheerkwast. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Caverns of Mars or Colony 7.
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 30 days ?

De lachende Scheerkwast

Starring: Lex de Regt, Wim T. Schippers, Marie Kooyman, Mies de Heer

Country: Netherlands

Baza na Dunavu

Starring: Neda Arneric, Branislav Jerinic, Branislav Lecic, Radoslav Milenkovic

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

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 31 August 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
  • A bomb explodes at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, West Germany, injuring 20 people.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: American fighter jet re: Libya vs. U.S.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8760
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Rouse -- Aug. 24, 1981

Books

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

The Glitter Dome

By: Joseph Wambaugh

It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

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Theory Z

By: William G. Ouchi

Fascinating

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Women'S Work

By: Anne Tolstoi Wallach

A young professional woman struggling to balance relationships and work.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

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Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Caverns of Mars

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Colony 7

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


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