Monday December 21, 1981

US date format: 12/21/1981, UK date format: 21/12/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 21, 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 Cristian Zaccardo and Mohammed Jabarah. 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 movies released in 1981 while The Legacy by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let There Be Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pyramid of Doom or Omega Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.

Events

  • Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 overtimes (NCAA record).
  • Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA).

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Movies

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Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan

Directed by: Muzaffar Ali

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

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Country: United States of America

Modern Problems

Modern Problems

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Country: United States of America

Eaux profondes

Eaux profondes

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

Sport Games on December 21, 1981

Sport Games on December 21, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Oakland Raiders - San Diego Chargers : 10 - 23
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TV Series

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Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

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

Days to next December 21

If December 21, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Legacy by Howard Fast

The Legacy

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The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy

Pathfinders

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Examines--through personal case histories, analysis, and examples--creative, original, and expansive ways to effectively overcome the crises of adult life by drawing on one's own inner resources

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.

Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

005

005

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Stealth game Maze game

Publisher: Sega

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Pyramid of Doom

Pyramid of Doom

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CBS Electronics

Omega Race

Omega Race

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 21, 1981?

On December 21, 1981 several famous people were born including, Cristian Zaccardo, Frankie Abernathy, Mohammed Jabarah.

Which famous people died on December 21, 1981?

Famous people died on December 21, 1981 include, Allan Dwan.

What was the number one song in December 21, 1981?

The number one song in the week of December 21, 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 21, 1981?

The top hits on December 21, 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.


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