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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Venom

Venom

Directed by: Piers Haggard

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

Frankenstein Island

Frankenstein Island

Directed by: Jerry Warren

Starring: Robert Clarke, Steve Brodie, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Christopher

Ragtime

Ragtime

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

Directed by: Friz Freleng

Starring: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, June Foray, Ralph James

The Bushido Blade

The Bushido Blade

Directed by: Tsugunobu Kotani

Starring: Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy

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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 November 11

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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.

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

Elvis by Albert Goldman

Elvis

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hardcover

The Last Days Of America by Paul Erdman

The Last Days Of America

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

Armored Car

Armored Car

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Pulsar

Pulsar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter game

Asylum

Asylum

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

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


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