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Monday 13 April 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Courtney Peldon and Nat Borchers. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure A or Armored Car.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Shin taketori monogatari: 1000-nen joô

Starring: Tôru Furuya

Country: Japan

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


Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 April 1981 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Washington Post's Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize for "Jimmy's World" (later admits story was a hoax and returns prize).
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart".

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1981?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan Shot -- Apr. 13, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8740
  • Time: Inset: unrest in Poland.


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

The Aviator

By: Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

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Paper Money

By: Adam Smith

Paper Money

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Come Pour The Wine

By: Cynthia Freeman

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

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The Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Adventure A

Platform: Sinclair ZX81 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure with a third-person perspective

Publisher: Artic Computing

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Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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