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Tuesday 14 April 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mustafa Gungor and Mustafa Güngör. 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 Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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 Ghost Town or Arena of Octos.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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

Löwenzahn

Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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Movies

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

Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Thief

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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Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
  • First Space Shuttle - Columbia 1 - returns to Earth.
  • STS-1 : The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.

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Magazine Covers

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.

Books

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

Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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You Can Negotiate Anything

By: Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

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Gorky Park

By: Martin Cruz Smith

“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC booter, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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Round-Up

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri/Taito

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