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Monday 23 February 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cédric Bellec and Josh Gad. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bulki kraj sinite. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Rat Race or Solar Fox.
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 months ?

The Dark Road

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Olaf Fnss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt

Country: United States

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cédric Bellec: French criminal, sentenced at 10pm on 27 October 2003 to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 22 years, for having tortured then brutally murdered his foster parents, Aimée and Philippe Narré, on 14.
  • Josh Gad: Stage Actor.
  • Gareth Barry: English footballer.
  • Seth Gold: Reality Star.
  • Mai Nakahara: Japanese voice actress and singer.
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Facts:
  • People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
  • Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails.
  • In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Renewal -- Feb. 23, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8733
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thatcher's Britain -- Feb. 16, 1981

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

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 ?

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

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

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

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Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics


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