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Tuesday 17 February 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Gordon and Donielle Thompson in Wheatridge. In that special week of February people in US were listening to 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Town or Lock 'n' Chase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Mystery!: Malice Aforethought

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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

The Dark Road

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Olaf Fnss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt

Country: United States

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States

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Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history

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Books

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

VIC Avenger

VIC Avenger

Platform: Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Commodore International

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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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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Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

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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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