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Thursday 5 March 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hanna Alström and Barret Jackman. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Svetozar Markovic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey.bas or Route-16.
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 ?

Mystery!: Malice Aforethought

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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

The Dark Road

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Olaf Fnss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • St Piran's Day - Cornwall's national day.
  • Saint Theophile (d. 195)
  • Saint Olivia (d. 308)
  • Saint Gerarda
  • Learn from Lei Feng Day in China.
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Facts:
  • Bring Back Birdie opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)
  • Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)
  • US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
  • The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan's New Beginning -- Mar. 2, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8734
  • Life: Iran Hostage Homecoming

Books

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

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Donkey.bas

Donkey.bas

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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