Monday November 23, 1981

US date format: 11/23/1981, UK date format: 23/11/1981

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 23, 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 Ricky Whittle and Song Hye-kyo. 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. Four Friends, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Darkroom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sneakers or Cosmic Avenger.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
  • Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
  • Georgia - St George's Day
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
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Movies

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Four Friends

Four Friends

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Craig Wasson, Jodi Thelen, Michael Huddleston, Jim Metzler

Taps

Taps

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn

Country: United States of America

The Amateur

The Amateur

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill

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

Sport Games on November 23, 1981

Sport Games on November 23, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Atlanta Falcons : 30 - 31
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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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Bread Upon The Waters by Irwin Shaw

Bread Upon The Waters

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Bread Upon the Waters

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

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Third Deadly Sin

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Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cranston Manor

Cranston Manor

Platform: Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Sneakers

Sneakers

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Apple IIGS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Apple II California Pacific Computer Co. Origin Systems Atari 8-bit Sierra On-line Commodore 64 Origin Systems DOS Origin Systems Electronic Arts MSX2 Pony Canyon FM Towns Fujitsu Apple IIGS Vitesse I

Cosmic Avenger

Cosmic Avenger

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Universal


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