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Thursday 16 April 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sorin and Anestis Agritis. 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 You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Funny Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Make Trax or Video Life.
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 ?

Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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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 16 April 1981 ?

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

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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 ?

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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The Last Mafioso

By: Ovid Demaris

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Brain

By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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The Aviator

By: Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

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

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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