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Monday 30 November 1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maya Zapata and Billy Lush. 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 The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lock 'n' Chase or Stargate.
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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

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 November 1981 ?

  • Cities for Life Day; 300 cities around the world declare their opposition to the death penalty
  • Official End of the Hurricane Season
  • Philippines - Andres Bonifacio Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew the apostle
  • Also see November 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Famous Deaths:
  • New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
  • Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
  • South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
  • Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).

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Sport Games on 30 November 1981

American Football
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Miami Dolphins : 10 - 13
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1981?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peace Demonstrators -- Nov. 30, 1981
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8773
  • Time: Illustration by Nicholas Gaetano


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

The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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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 ?

Lock 'n' Chase

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Intellivision Apple II Game Boy Wii PlayStation 3 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Data East, Taito

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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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Alpine Ski

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Skiing

Publisher: Taito

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President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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