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Monday 28 December 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sienna Miller and Khalid Boulahrouz. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Airline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Blast or Route-16.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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


Written by: Wilfred Greatorex

Starring: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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New Wave Theatre

Starring: Peter Ivers, Band, Sandy Fury

Country: United States

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:20 Minute Workout

Starring: Bess Motta, Holly Butler, Deborah Corday, DeLee Lively

Country: United States

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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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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1981 ?

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Allan Dwan: Canadian-born film director (Born 1885).
  • Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
  • Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
  • The first American test-tube baby (Elizabeth Jordan Carr) is born, in Norfolk, Virginia.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Jaruzelski -- Dec. 28, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8777
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Muammar Gaddafi -- Dec. 21, 1981


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


By: Gail Sheehy

Overcoming the crisis of adult live and finding your own path to well-being

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By: Albert Goldman


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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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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 ?



Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Racing game


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

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Laser Blast

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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