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Monday 16 November 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Fabius and Dimitri Rassam. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Ragtime, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Remembrance by Danielle Steel 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 Gobbler or Pyramid of Doom.
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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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Tenko

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

Flid, fedt og snyd

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

Country: Denmark

Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Ragtime

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 November 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thomas Fabius: French businessman, tennis monitor, and radio-TV columnist, son of Minister Laurent Fabius and producer Françoise Castro.
  • Dimitri Rassam: French-Lebanese film producer (especially "Le Prénom", and "le Petit Prince" in 2015), son of actress Carole Bouquet, Married to Masha, model.
  • Fernando Cabrera: Puerto Rican baseball player.
  • Allison Crowe: Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist.
  • Caitlin Glass: American voice actress singer and director.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Morgan Conway: Actor (Dick Tracy Detective).
  • William Holden: American actor and Academy Award winner, well known from the time of his debut film, "Golden Boy," in 1939.
Facts:
  • Merrily We Roll Along opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
  • Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)

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Sport Games on 16 November 1981

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  • San Diego Chargers - Seattle Seahawks : 23 - 44
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1981?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Katharine Hepburn and Peter Fonda -- Nov. 16, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8771
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan's AWACS Victory -- Nov. 9, 1981

Books

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

Remembrance

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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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 Cinderella Complex

By: Colette Dowling

Cinderella Complex

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Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

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Borderline

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter, Maze, Tactical shooter

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Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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