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Monday 23 November 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Ragtime, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching It Takes a Worried Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Eggs or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
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 months ?

It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

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Ying hung chut siu nin

Starring: Sau Sek, Wei Tung, Kiu Wai Miu, Puishan Auyeung

Country: Hong Kong

Flid, fedt og snyd

Starring: Gotha Andersen, Merete Methling, Lisbet Frandsen, H.C. Andersen

Country: Denmark

Going Out

Starring: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Ragtime

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Country: United States

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Time Bandits

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese

Country: United States

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Halloween II

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers

Country: United States

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The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Country: United States

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My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 November 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
  • Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
  • Georgia - St George's Day
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Qawl (Speech) - First day of the 14th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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Facts:
  • US President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

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Sport Games on 23 November 1981

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  • Minnesota Vikings - Atlanta Falcons : 30 - 31
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Illustration by Nicholas Gaetano
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8772
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Katharine Hepburn and Peter Fonda -- Nov. 16, 1981

Books

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

Pathfinders

By: Gail Sheehy

Overcoming the crisis of adult live and finding your own path to well-being

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as 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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The Best Of Dear Abby

By: Abigail Van Buren

A compilation of the most provocative questions and the wisest and wittiest answers to appear in "Dear Abby"'s thirty-three years of syndication.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Snafu

Platform: Intellivision, Aquarius

Genre: Arcade, snake game

Publisher: Mattel

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Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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Ice Hockey

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Ice hockey

Publisher: Activision

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My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange


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