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Monday 27 April 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabrizio Faniello and Joey Gathright. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, 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 Funny Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Utopia or Venture.
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 months ?

Funny Man

Starring: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Bagthorpe Saga

Written by: Helen Cresswell

Starring: Madeline Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Riker

Starring: Michael Shannon, Josh Taylor

Country: United States

Mystery!: Malice Aforethought

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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

Friday the 13th Part 2

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

Country: United States

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Excalibur

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Nighthawks

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams

Country: United States

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Christiane F.

Directed by: Ulrich Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal

Country: United States

Thief

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
  • Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
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Facts:
  • 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
  • Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
  • Xerox introduces the Xerox 8010 Star Information System. It features graphics display, word processor, mouse, laser printer, Ethernet, and software for combining text and graphics Priced at about $16,000, the computer is not a commercial success. During its lifetime, 100,000 units are produced.
  • Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Space Shuttle Columbia's First Flight
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8742
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Diana Spencer -- Apr. 20, 1981

Books

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

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Qix

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

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Utopia

Platform: Intellivision, Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

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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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Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

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