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Monday 11 May 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lauren Jackson and Giggs . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Okres na severu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Utopia or Mario.
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Movies

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

Polyester

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson

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Light Years Away

Directed by: Alain Tanner

Starring: Trevor Howard, Mick Ford, Bernice Stegers, Henri Virlojeux

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Escape from New York

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Laawaris

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan

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Attack Force Z

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

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TV Series

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

Okres na severu

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Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

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Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

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Baila Comigo

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Chockablock

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bob Marley: Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
  • Hoyt J Fuller: Editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57.

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Books

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Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Paper Money

By: Adam Smith

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Century

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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game

Publisher: Philips / Magnavox

Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Mario

Platform: Arcade, Game & Watch, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Platform, puzzle, racing, RPG, party, sports, edutainment adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Eastern Front (1941)

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: APX, Atari, Inc.

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Pollyanna

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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