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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 Kyle Korver and Aaron Baddeley. 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 Four Seasons, directed by Alan Alda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Baila Comigo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Softporn Adventure or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Movies

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

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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Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Country: United States

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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

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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)
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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Books

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

Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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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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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 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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

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Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Jungler

Jungler

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

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?

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Studio: Disney

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Herbie Rides Again

Studio: Disney

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Old Yeller

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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