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Monday 23 March 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Pena and Jenn Brown. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. 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 Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bagthorpe Saga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest 1 or Galaga.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 23 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
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Facts:
  • Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
  • US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Violent Crime -- Mar. 23, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8737
  • Time: Taking Command: The World According to Alexander Haig'. Inset: Charles Darwin.

Books

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

Paper Money

By: Adam Smith

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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 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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The Delta Decision

By: Wilbur Smith

The Delta Decision

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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Quest 1

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 800

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SoftSide

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Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Galaga

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Kick

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Midway

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