Tuesday November 24, 1981

US date format: 11/24/1981, UK date format: 24/11/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 24, 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 Celina Jaitley and Ricky Whittle. 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 Quest for the Rings or Space Eggs.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
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Events

  • 1st air-launched cruise missile tested

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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

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 24

If November 24, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 23 days.
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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?

Astrosmash

Astrosmash

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600 Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Mattel

Quest for the Rings

Quest for the Rings

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Cooperative, Board game, RPG

Publisher: Magnavox

Oo-Topos

Oo-Topos

Platform: Apple II (original) Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Polarware

Space Eggs

Space Eggs

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sirius Software

GORF

GORF

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 24, 1981?

On November 24, 1981 several famous people were born including, Celina Jaitley, Ricky Whittle.

What was the number one song in November 24, 1981?

The number one song in the week of November 24, 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 24, 1981?

The top hits on November 24, 1981 were Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner, Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates 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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