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Saturday 12 December 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shane Costa and Pedro Rios Maestre. 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. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing GORF or SwordThrust.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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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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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 12 December 1981 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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  • 1st closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
  • Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in February 1982.

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Sport Games on 12 December 1981

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Detroit Lions : 7 - 45
  • New York Jets - Cleveland Browns : 14 - 13
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Life magazine


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


By: Gail Sheehy

Overcoming the crisis of adult live and finding your own path to well-being

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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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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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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

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Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)



Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

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