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Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1981.
- The Degenatron is introduced to the arcade scene.
- Wave 103, a new wave radio station, broadcasts its first show in Vice City.
- The Florida secessionist movement begins.
- Evacuator, a film starring Jack Howitzer, premieres and is shown nation wide.
- Kent Paul is arrested in Kent, England after smashing Mark Cosgrove's car (after Cosgrove stole Kent’s girlfriend May).
- The film Vinewood Zombie is released to cinemas nation wide.