Monday November 09, 1981
US date format: 11/9/1981, UK date format: 9/11/1981
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It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 9, 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 Gauthier de Tessières and Scottie Thompson.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Venom, directed by Piers Haggard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Darkroom.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mario or Defender.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 09, 1981?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 09, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Mike Post - The Theme From Hill Street Blues
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Prince - Controversy
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- The Time - Get It Up
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Slave - Snap Shot
- Commodores - Oh No
Sport Games on November 09, 1981
- Buffalo Bills - Dallas Cowboys : 14 - 27
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?