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Monday 23 February 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josh Gad and Michaël Erpelding. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bulki kraj sinite. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Blaster or Triple Action.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


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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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Hill Street Blues

Written by: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Country: United States

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Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1981 ?

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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  • People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
  • Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails.
  • In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Renewal -- Feb. 23, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8733
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thatcher's Britain -- Feb. 16, 1981


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

The Coming Currency Collapse

By: Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

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Nice Girls Do

By: Irene Kassorla

Nice Girls Do and Now You Can Too

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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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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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