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Thursday 10 December 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caleb Ross and Fabio Rochemback. 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. Over the Edge, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, 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. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Car or Jungler.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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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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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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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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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

Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Flid, fedt og snyd

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

Country: Denmark

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 December 1981 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • John Kieran: TV host (Information Please), dies at 89.
  • During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
  • Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick this proved to be Ali's last-ever fight.
  • El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.

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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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Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

By: Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Hebrew translation of the original text

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics


Platform: Arcade ColecoVision Intellivision

Genre: Arcade-style racing

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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Space Dungeon

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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