Friday April 24, 1981

US date format: 4/24/1981, UK date format: 24/4/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 24, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sasha Barrese and Thomas Fanara. 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. Pixote, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hindsight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Skipper or Triple Action.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Pixote

Pixote

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Chashme Buddoor

Chashme Buddoor

Directed by: Sai Paranjape

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

The Burning

The Burning

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Country: United States of America

Circle of Two

Circle of Two

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin, Elan Ross Gibson

Hard Country

Hard Country

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
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Events

  • IBM-PC computer introduced

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TV Series

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Hindsight

Hindsight

Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

Baila Comigo

Baila Comigo

Maybury

Maybury

Private Schulz

Private Schulz

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Century by Fred Mustard Stewart

Century

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An entire century is carved into a passionate epic novel that sweeps from Sicilian prison cells to Fifth Avenue mansions. From Brooklyn to Hollywood, this is the story of an indomitable

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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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,

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon

The Company Of Women

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"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Arena of Octos

Arena of Octos

Platform: Apple II, TRS-80

Genre: Combat

Publisher: SoftSide

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel


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