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Friday 24 April 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dusty Anderson and Taylor Dent. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Funny Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt or Scramble.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Nanny

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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Movies

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

Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
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Facts:
  • IBM-PC computer introduced
  • San Antonio Spurs blocks 20 Golden State Warriors' shots to set NBA regulation game record.
  • US ends grain embargo against USSR.
  • Bill Shoemaker wins his 8000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Diana Spencer -- Apr. 20, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8741
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan Shot -- Apr. 13, 1981

Books

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

Never-Say-Diet Book

By: Richard Simmons

"I don't believe in fast, painless, or miracle ways of losing weight" In fact, famous weight-loss expert Richard Simmons doesn't even like the word diet (Take a look at those first

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Maria Callas

By: Arianna Stassinopoulos

For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "…the best since Callas."

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Masquerade

By: Kit Williams

Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

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Best Evidence

By: David S. Lifton

Another take on the story. good read

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jump Bug

Jump Bug

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Platformer

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund Software

Astrosmash

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600 Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Mattel

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Scramble

Platform: Arcade (original) Tomy Tutor, Vectrex, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Windows Mobile, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Leijac; NA Stern; NA GCE; EU Compu-Games A/S; EU Milton Bradley

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Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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