Monday August 31, 1981

US date format: 8/31/1981, UK date format: 31/8/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ahmad Harthy and Christine Dolce. 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. Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Willo the Wisp. If you liked videogames you were probably playing VIC Avenger or Eliminator.
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What the sky looked like on 31 August 1981

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Movies

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

Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Country: United States of America

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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

Country: United States of America

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Montenegro

Directed by: Dusan Makavejev

Starring: Susan Anspach, Erland Josephson, Per Oscarsson, Marianne Jacobi

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Raggedy Man

Directed by: Jack Fisk

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard, William Sanderson

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Mommie Dearest

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Willo the Wisp

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Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

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Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

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Seeing Things

Written by: David Barlow, Louis Del Grande

Starring: Louis Del Grande, Janet-Laine Green, Martha Gibson, Frank Adamson

Country: Canada

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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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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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Books

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You Can Negotiate Anything

By: Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

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The Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

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Night Probe!

By: Clive Cussler

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

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Keep It Simple

By: Marian Burros

A New York Times food columnist presents more than two hundred recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes, including meals for vegetarians, dieters, large groups of people, and others.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

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VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Gus

Studio: Disney

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The Shaggy Dog

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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