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Wednesday 25 November 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jenna Bush and Xabi Alonso. 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. The Inglorious Bastards, directed by Enzo G. Castellari, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Elvis by Albert Goldman 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 Armored Car or 005.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Inglorious Bastards

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson

Country: United States

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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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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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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

Going Out

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Flid, fedt og snyd

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

Country: Denmark

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 November 1981 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Moses?
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: National Day (1943)
  • Surinam - Independence Day (from the Netherlands, 1975)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jack Albertson: American actor (Chico and the Man), dies at age 74 (born 1907).
  • Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
  • Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

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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


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


By: Albert Goldman


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Gorky Park

By: Martin Cruz Smith

“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

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The Last Days Of America

By: Paul Erdman

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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How To Make Love To A Man

By: Alexandra Penney

ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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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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