Friday November 20, 1981
US date format: 11/20/1981, UK date format: 20/11/1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 20, 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 Kimberley Walsh and Orsolya Tóth.
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 Alpine Ski or Pulsar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 20, 1981?
- Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
- Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
- United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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- Burundia adopts its constitution
- El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens limited offensive
- Ringo releases Stop & Smell Roses album
- Anatoly Karpov, USSR, retains world chess championship.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 20, 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)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 20If November 20, 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.
Who was the US President on November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on November 20, 1981?
On November 20, 1981 several famous people were born including, Kimberley Walsh, Orsolya Tóth, Carlos Boozer
What was the number one song in November 20, 1981?
The number one song in the week of November 20, 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 20, 1981?
The top hits on November 20, 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