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Thursday 26 March 1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Mitchell and Jay Sean. 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. Christiane F., directed by Ulrich Edel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bagthorpe Saga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 005 or Pyramid of Doom.
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 26 March 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
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Facts:
  • Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
  • Soyuz T-4 lands.

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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 ?

Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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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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The Aviator

By: Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

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Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

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Galaga

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

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

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


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