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Wednesday 1 April 1981

1981-04-01

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Nighthawks, directed by Bruce Malmuth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Christiane F.

Directed by: Ulrich Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal

Country: United States

Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos

Country: United States

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The Howling

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom

Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States

Mystery!: Malice Aforethought

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Country: United Kingdom

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Waleric
  • Saint Hugh of Grenoble
  • Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
  • India - Start of financial year.
  • Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
  • Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.

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Books

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

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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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.A

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror...First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.Then,

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Turbo

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision Intellivision

Genre: Arcade-style racing

Publisher: Sega

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NEC PC-9801, NES, PC booter, PC Engine, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sir-Tech Software, Inc.

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