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Wednesday 2 December 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Britney Jean Spears in Kentwood and Danijel Pranjic. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Taps, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cranston Manor or Thief.
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 ?

Taps

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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The Inglorious Bastards

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson

Country: United States

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Ragtime

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom

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Going Out

Starring: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Country: United Kingdom

Rod, Jane and Freddy

Starring: Rod Burton, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks

Country: United Kingdom

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Diane Fletcher, Kate Fahy, Alice Berry

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Spanish government requests membership in NATO.
  • Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM.
  • Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers) wins National League Rookie of the Year.

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Books

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

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

The Limited Edition 1 of only 500 copies

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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

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet (Time)!"Get out. Get out quickly. She's never done anything like this before and I don't know if she can stop."

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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 ?

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

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Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

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

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Thief

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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