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Wednesday 25 February 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shahid Kapoor and Ji-Sung Park. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fatty & George. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bosconian or The Count.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


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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Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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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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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 February 1981 ?

  • Blessed Romeo
  • Kuwait's national day.
  • People Power Day, special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Saint Klaudian
  • Saint Walburgis
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  • Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
  • NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs. Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
  • Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
  • L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain.
  • New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) versus Calgary Flames.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Renewal -- Feb. 23, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8733
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thatcher's Britain -- Feb. 16, 1981


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

You Can Negotiate Anything

By: Herb Cohen

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,

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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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Peter The Great

By: Robert K. Massie

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: MSX, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Multi-scrolling shooter Free-roaming shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway Games


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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The Count

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Atari 400, Atari 800, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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