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Tuesday 17 March 1981, St. Patrick's Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Servet Cetin and Kyle Korver. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Löwenzahn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing VIC Avenger or Venture.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at March 17 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Löwenzahn

Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States

Svetozar Markovic

Starring: Lazar Ristovski, Petar Bozovic, Bogdan Diklic, Dusan Janicijevic

Fatty & George

Starring: Michael Aitkens

Country: Australia

Bulki kraj sinite

Starring: Rubens Muratovski, Petar Prlicko, Blagoja Corevski, Aneta Durcevska

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Dean: Canadian guitarist (Loverboy and Streetheart).
Facts:
  • FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team, forms.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Taking Command: The World According to Alexander Haig'. Inset: Charles Darwin.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8736
  • Time: Inset: of Lady Diana by Snowdon/Camera Press.

Books

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

Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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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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Come Pour The Wine

By: Cynthia Freeman

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

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Masquerade

By: Kit Williams

Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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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

Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

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Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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