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Friday 27 November 1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruno Alves and Gary Lucy. 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. On Golden Pond, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jungler or Warp & Warp.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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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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  • 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 ?

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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The Soul Of A New Machine

By: Tracy Kidder

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.

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By: Danielle Steel

Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Konami

Warp & Warp

Platform: Arcade, MSX, PV-1000, Family Computer

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Casio; NA Rock-Ola

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