Friday December 04, 1981

US date format: 12/4/1981, UK date format: 4/12/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 4, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Maria Andersson (musician) and Lila McCann. In that special week of December 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. Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Elvis by Albert Goldman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Darkroom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids Deluxe or Qix.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
  • R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
  • Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
  • International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
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Events

  • Falcon Crest premieres on CBS-TV
  • According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
  • President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
  • Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
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Movies

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Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Country: United States of America

Eaux profondes

Eaux profondes

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, John Houseman

Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr

Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr

Directed by: David Hemmings

Starring: Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence, George Peppard

Neighbors

Neighbors

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Tenko

Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

Jockei Monika

Jockei Monika

Days to next December 04

If December 04, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Elvis by Albert Goldman

Elvis

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How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel

The Beverly Hills Diet

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NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

Bread Upon The Waters by Irwin Shaw

Bread Upon The Waters

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Bread Upon the Waters

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Sabotage

Sabotage

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Qix

Qix

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 5200, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Mobile Phone, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Taito; NA Atari (Home computers); NA Telegames (Lynx); JP Takara (FM-7); WW Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 04, 1981?

On December 04, 1981 several famous people were born including, Maria Andersson (musician), Lila McCann, Courtney Cummz.

What was the number one song in December 04, 1981?

The number one song in the week of December 04, 1981 was Physical by Olivia Newton-John in US and Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie in UK.

What were the top hits on December 04, 1981?

The top hits on December 04, 1981 were Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police in US and Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie, Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) by Julio Iglesias, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police in UK.


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