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Wednesday 8 April 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Wilson in Queensland and Brian Burres. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. 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 Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Si unyil. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bosconian or Loco-Motion.
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 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

Löwenzahn

Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States

Movies

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

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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The Howling

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan

Country: United States

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Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Omar Bradley: last American five-star General, dies in New York at age 88.
  • Norman Taurog: American director and screenwriter (d. 1981).
Facts:
  • Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs

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Books

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

Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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Wealth And Poverty

By: George Gilder

Hailed as “the guide to capitalism,” the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has

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Reflex

By: Dick Francis

Longtime jockey Philip Nore suspects that a racetrack photographer's fatal accident was really murder--and unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and murder.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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Bosconian

Bosconian

Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Colony 7

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

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Donkey Kong

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

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