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Friday 4 December 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lila McCann and Courtney Cummz. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Taps, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Oo-Topos or Warp & Warp.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at December 04 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Taps

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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The Inglorious Bastards

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson

Country: United States

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Ragtime

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

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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Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

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Ying hung chut siu nin

Starring: Sau Sek, Wei Tung, Kiu Wai Miu, Puishan Auyeung

Country: Hong Kong

Flid, fedt og snyd

Starring: Gotha Andersen, Merete Methling, Lisbet Frandsen, H.C. Andersen

Country: Denmark

Going Out

Starring: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
  • R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
  • Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
  • International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
  • Navy Day in India
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Falcon Crest premieres on CBS-TV
  • According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
  • President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
  • Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
  • South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei ''homeland'' (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).

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Books

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

The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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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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Elvis

By: Albert Goldman

hardcover

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Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By: Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Hebrew translation of the original text

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

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

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Warp & Warp

Platform: Arcade, MSX, PV-1000, Family Computer

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Casio; NA Rock-Ola

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