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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 16, 1981?
- 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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- 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)
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 16, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Mike Post - The Theme From Hill Street Blues
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Prince - Controversy
- Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- The Time - Get It Up
- Commodores - Oh No
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- Slave - Snap Shot
- The Isley Brothers - Inside You (Part I)
Sport Games on November 16, 1981
- San Diego Chargers - Seattle Seahawks : 23 - 44
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 16If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?