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Saturday 2 May 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Buckley and Chris Kirkland. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Funny Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fantasia or Quest 1.
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 ?

Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
  • 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02.

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Books

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

Nice Girls Do

By: Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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Brain

By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

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Red Alert

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: GDI

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005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware


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