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Tuesday 17 March 1981, St. Patrick's Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kyle Korver and Curtis Granderson. 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. Christiane F., directed by Uli Edel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing President Elect or Madness and the Minotaur.
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What the sky looked like on 17 March 1981

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Movies

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

Christiane F.

Directed by: Uli Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Country: United States

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The Four Seasons

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis

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The Monster Club

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Roger Sloman

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The Black Cat

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver

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Loophole

Directed by: John Quested

Starring: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

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TV Series

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

Baila Comigo

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Harper Valley P.T.A.

Directed by: Not specifed

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Hangin' In

Directed by: Not specifed

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School of Love

Starring: Toshiko Fujita, Katsue Miwa

Country: Japan

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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)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Dean: Canadian guitarist (Loverboy and Streetheart).
Facts:
  • FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team, forms.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 17, 1981 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Century

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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The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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Paper Money

By: Adam Smith

Paper Money

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Cosmos

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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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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GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

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Robby Roto

Robby Roto

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bally/Midway

Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Home videos

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

Condorman

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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Amy

Studio: Disney

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Dumbo

Studio: Disney

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