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Tuesday 24 March 1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Adams and Ron Hainsey. 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 Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bagthorpe Saga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Vanguard or Video Hustler.
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 24 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Nightline with Ted Koppel premieres on ABC
  • Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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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 ?

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Vanguard

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Multi-scrolling shooter Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: SNK[2][3] Centuri [4] Zaccaria

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Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

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Madness and the Minotaur

Madness and the Minotaur

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Radio Shack

Video Hustler

Video Hustler

Platform: Arcade Game (reissue: Xbox 360)

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Konami (reissue: Microsoft)


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