Monday November 16, 1981

US date format: 11/16/1981, UK date format: 16/11/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 16, 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 Thomas Fabius and Fernando Cabrera. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. On Golden Pond, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Darkroom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Hawk or My First Alphabet.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
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Events

  • Merrily We Roll Along opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
  • Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)

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Movies

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On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Country: United States of America

Reds

Reds

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Country: United States of America

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

Sport Games on November 16, 1981

Sport Games on November 16, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • San Diego Chargers - Seattle Seahawks : 23 - 44
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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 16

If November 16, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

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.

Night Probe! by Clive Cussler

Night Probe!

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In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Hawk

Space Hawk

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

My First Alphabet

My First Alphabet

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Platform: Computers: Atari 800, Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Consoles: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze chase

Publisher: On-line Systems, Tigervision (Atari 2600 port)

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Sky Skipper

Sky Skipper

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo Parker Bros.


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