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Sunday 1 March 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ana Hickmann and Adam LaVorgna. In that special week of March 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 Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Svetozar Markovic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Life or Spacechase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

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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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
  • Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Sophisticated Ladies opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
  • Irish Republican Army Bobby Sand begins hunger strike in Maze Prison
  • Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison (he dies May 5, the first of ten men).
  • Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic.

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Books

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

The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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The Last Mafioso

By: Ovid Demaris

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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. Look

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Qix

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

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Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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Spacechase

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Apollo

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