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Sunday 13 December 1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chelsea Hertford and Amy Lee. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colony 7 or Raster Blaster.
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 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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Tenko

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

Flid, fedt og snyd

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

Country: Denmark

Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Neighbors

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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Taps

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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Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
  • 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1).
  • General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.

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Sport Games on 13 December 1981

NFL
American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Washington Redskins : 14 - 38
  • Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots : 19 - 10
  • Chicago Bears - Oakland Raiders : 23 - 6
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 10
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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Cujo

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

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The Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Cinderella Complex

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The Last Days Of America

By: Paul Erdman

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Colony 7

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

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