Tuesday December 15, 1981

US date format: 12/15/1981, UK date format: 15/12/1981

We've performed the most in-depth research possibile on December 15, 1981, here's what our experts found out: it was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 15, 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 Michelle Dockery and Brendan Fletcher. 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. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1981 while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Hawk or President Elect.
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Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Muzaffar Ali

Starring: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

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

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Books

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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

No Time For Tears by Cynthia Freeman

No Time For Tears

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No Time for Tears

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins

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The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

The Soul Of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder

The Soul Of A New Machine

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Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.

Videogames

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Space Hawk

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Video Life

Video Life

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: CommaVid

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 15, 1981?

On December 15, 1981 several famous people were born including, Michelle Dockery, Brendan Fletcher, Najoua Belyzel.

What was the number one song in December 15, 1981?

The number one song in the week of December 15, 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 15, 1981?

The top hits on December 15, 1981 were Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner, Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire 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.