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Sunday 1 November 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include LaTavia Roberson and Matt L Jones. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching It Takes a Worried Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colony 7 or Space Hawk.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese

Country: United States

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Halloween II

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers

Country: United States

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The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Chariots of Fire

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 November 1981 ?

  • Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
  • World Vegan Day
  • Mexico - The Day of the Dead
  • Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
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  • 1st Class Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
  • Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament

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Sport Games on 1 November 1981

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 41 - 10
  • Baltimore Colts - Miami Dolphins : 10 - 27
  • Chicago Bears - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 10 - 20
  • Cleveland Browns - Buffalo Bills : 13 - 22
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Goodbye, Janette

By: Harold Robbins

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

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From Bauhaus To Our House

By: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Colony 7

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Pacific Novelty

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Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

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