Wednesday 11 November 1981, Veteran's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Natalie Glebova and Guillaume .
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) by Julio Iglesias was in the top 5 hits.
Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Legacy by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching It Takes a Worried Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Atlantis or Skeet Shoot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Natalie Glebova: Russian/Canadian beauty queen, Miss Universe 2005.
- Guillaume : Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
- Oh, Brother! closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
- Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
- Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
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
- 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
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