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Friday 20 March 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ian Murray . 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. Thief, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bagthorpe Saga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids Deluxe or Sneakers.
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 30 days ?

The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Movies

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

Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
  • Angela M. Buchanan begins term as 37th Treasurer of the US.

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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 ?

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 Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

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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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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 ?

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

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Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Sneakers

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

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Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Loco-Motion

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

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