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Wednesday 29 April 1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilie Mondor and Alex Vincent. 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 Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Funny Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Car Wars (TI 99/4A) or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
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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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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Nanny

Written by: Wendy Craig

Starring: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Golden Age of Television

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1981 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Facts:
  • Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
  • Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women).

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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 ?

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 Officers' Wives

By: Thomas Fleming

The Officers' Wives

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Brain

By: Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating

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The White Hotel

By: D.M. Thomas

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Car Wars (TI 99/4A)

Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

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Mario

Platform: Arcade, Game & Watch, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Platform, puzzle, racing, RPG, party, sports, edutainment adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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Ghost Town

Platform: Apple II, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Browser, ZX Spectrum

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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