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Saturday 14 November 1981

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Janin Reinhardt and Arabella Steinbacher. 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 Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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 Omega Race or GORF.
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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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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

Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Flid, fedt og snyd

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

Country: Denmark

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 November 1981 ?

  • India - Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children's Day
  • United States - National Children's Book Week begins
  • Roman festivals - Equorum Probatio
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  • 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
  • Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired andworking again
  • Pakistan all out 62 vs. Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
  • Second Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 2 - returns to Earth.

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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 ?


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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The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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By: Danielle Steel

Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sirius Software, Inc.

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Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

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Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo

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Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

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