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Friday 13 November 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirsty-Leigh Brown and Rivkah . In that special week of November people in US were listening to Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) by Julio Iglesias was in the top 5 hits. Ragtime, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching It Takes a Worried Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ice Hockey or Kaboom!.
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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Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rod, Jane and Freddy

Starring: Rod Burton, Jane Tucker, Freddy Marks

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Diane Fletcher, Kate Fahy, Alice Berry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Ragtime

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Country: United States

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Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese

Country: United States

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Halloween II

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers

Country: United States

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The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 November 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Ringo releases Wrack My Brains

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan's AWACS Victory -- Nov. 9, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8770
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Fitness Craze -- Nov. 2, 1981

Books

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

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey Kong

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

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Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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Kaboom!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Computer Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports

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Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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