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Thursday 19 March 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Taylor Brown and Casey Jacobsen. 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 Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bagthorpe Saga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Freeway or Jump Bug.
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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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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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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 ?

The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Lustig, Helmut Krauss, Guido Hammesfahr

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 March 1981 ?

  • Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
  • Saint Landoald
  • Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
  • Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
  • Mojoday in Discordianism
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  • 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
  • Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
  • Three workers are killed and five injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
  • Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle ''Columbia''.

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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.


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

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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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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By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

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Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Skeet Shoot

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (skeet shooting)

Publisher: Games by Apollo

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