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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 Barret Jackman and Hanna Alström. 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 Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Svetozar Markovic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or Round-Up.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


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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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Svetozar Markovic

Starring: Lazar Ristovski, Petar Bozovic, Bogdan Diklic, Dusan Janicijevic

Fatty & George

Starring: Michael Aitkens

Country: Australia

Bulki kraj sinite

Starring: Rubens Muratovski, Petar Prlicko, Blagoja Corevski, Aneta Durcevska

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 March 1981 ?

  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Peter The Great

By: Robert K. Massie

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

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By: Fred Mustard Stewart

An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sirius Software, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

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