Thursday 5 November 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits.
Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 November 1981 ?
- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Umit Ergirdi: Turkish footballer.
- Thomas Muller: German actor.
- Regulo Caro: World Music Singer.
- Luke Hemsworth: TV Actor.
- Paul Chapman: Australian footballer.
- Ümit Ergirdi: Turkish footballer
- Rangjung Rigpe Dorje: 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (Born 1924).
- Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
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