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Thursday 16 April 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 16, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sorin and Russell Harvard. 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. Hard Country, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bosconian or Donkey.bas.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain

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Bloody Birthday

Directed by: Ed Hunt

Starring: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

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Graduation Day

Directed by: Herb Freed

Starring: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker

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The Nesting

Directed by: Armand Weston

Starring: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, John Carradine

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The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

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Baila Comigo

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La madrastra

The Chinese Detective

The Phoenix

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1981 ?

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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  • Copperfield opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Columbia space shuttle returns [04 / 24]

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 16, 1981 - Geocentric view

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

Paper Money

By: Adam Smith

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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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By: Fred Mustard Stewart

An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

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Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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