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Friday 3 April 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Nash and Heath Ramsay. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Si unyil. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qix or Space Dungeon.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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The Howling

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Si unyil

Country: Indonesia

School of Love

Starring: Toshiko Fujita, Katsue Miwa

Country: Japan

The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 April 1981 ?

  • Saint Sixtus I
  • Saint Agape (died 304)
  • Saint Richard (d.1253)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Juan Trippe: American businessman founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981).
  • The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.

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

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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You Can Negotiate Anything

By: Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

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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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The Aviator

By: Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

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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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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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