Thursday 12 November 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include D J Campbell and Annika Becker.
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 No Time For Tears by Cynthia Freeman 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 Robby Roto or Astro Blaster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- D J Campbell: English footballer.
- Annika Becker: German pole vaulter.
- DJ Campbell: English footballer.
- Sergio Floccari: Italian footballer.
- William Holden: American actor (Born 1918).
- 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
- 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
- Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
- Billy Martin named American League Manager of the Year (Oakland Athletics).
- Second shuttle mission, first time a spacecraft is launched a second time (Columbia 2).
- Space Shuttle program: mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
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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