Saturday December 12, 1981

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

We've performed the most in-depth research possibile on December 12, 1981, here's what our experts found out: it was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 12, 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 Pedro Rios Maestre and Shane Costa. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1981 while The Last Days Of America by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Raster Blaster or Space Fury.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)

Events

  • 1st closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
  • Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in February 1982.

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Movies

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Release year: 1981

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Country: United States of America

Modern Problems

Modern Problems

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

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

Country: United States of America

Eaux profondes

Eaux profondes

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Michel Deville

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

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Irvin

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

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Sport Games on December 12, 1981

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NFL

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Detroit Lions : 7 - 45
  • New York Jets - Cleveland Browns : 14 - 13
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Last Days Of America by Paul Erdman

The Last Days Of America

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

The Legacy by Howard Fast

The Legacy

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The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Space Fury

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

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

Crossfire

Crossfire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, IBM PCjr

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Freeway

Freeway

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 12, 1981?

On December 12, 1981 several famous people were born including, Pedro Rios Maestre, Shane Costa, Muriel Sanchez.

What was the number one song in December 12, 1981?

The number one song in the week of December 12, 1981 was Physical by Olivia Newton-John in US and Don't You Want Me by The Human League in UK.

What were the top hits on December 12, 1981?

The top hits on December 12, 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 Don't You Want Me by The Human League, Daddy's Home by Cliff Richard, Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) by Julio Iglesias in UK.