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Monday 2 February 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michelle Bass and Emily Rose. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mouse Trap or Video Life.
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 2 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
  • Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at age 88.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostages Return -- Feb. 2, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8729
  • Life: Woman On Sailboard

Books

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

The Last Mafioso

By: Ovid Demaris

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Unfinished Tales

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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The Hidden Target

By: Helen MacInnes

For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mouse Trap

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

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Lock 'n' Chase

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Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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Red Alert

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: GDI

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Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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