Wednesday November 11, 1981, Veteran's Day
US date format: 11/11/1981, UK date format: 11/11/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 11, 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 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 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 Asylum or Ulysses and the Golden Fleece.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 11, 1981?
- 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)
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- 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 11, 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 11If November 11, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 22 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?