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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 Shawn Yue and Mirela Delić. 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 Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel 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 Jungler or Kaboom!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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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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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Only Fools and Horses....

Written by: John Sullivan

Starring: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Troubles

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shillingbury Tales

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Jack Douglas, Joe Black

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 November 1981 ?

  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • 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


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

The Beverly Hills Diet

By: Judy Mazel

NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

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From Bauhaus To Our House

By: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.

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The Third Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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The Last Days Of America

By: Paul Erdman

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami


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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems



Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware


Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

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