Tuesday November 17, 1981

US date format: 11/17/1981, UK date format: 17/11/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 17, 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 Sarah Harding and Bojana Novakovic. 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 Black Hole or Pleiads / Pleiades.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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Events

  • 1st opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • NBA New York Knicks' Bill Cartwright ties record of 19 of 19 free throws.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Mechanicsville, New York -- Singer...

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

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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 17

If November 17, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 19 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?

Route-16

Route-16

Platform: Arcade, NES, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Centuri

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

Black Hole

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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 November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 17, 1981?

On November 17, 1981 several famous people were born including, Sarah Harding, Bojana Novakovic, Shannan Click.

Which famous people died on November 17, 1981?

Famous people died on November 17, 1981 include, Bob Eberly.

What was the number one song in November 17, 1981?

The number one song in the week of November 17, 1981 was Physical by Olivia Newton-John in US and Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie in UK.

What were the top hits on November 17, 1981?

The top hits on November 17, 1981 were Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner in US and Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie, Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) by Julio Iglesias, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police in UK.


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