Thursday November 26, 1981

US date format: 11/26/1981, UK date format: 26/11/1981

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on November 26, 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 Natasha Bedingfield and OJ Da Juiceman. 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 Pyramid of Doom or Triple Action.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia: Independence Day
  • Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
  • Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
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Movies

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Das Boot

Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Country: United States of America

My Dinner with Andre

My Dinner with Andre

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Country: United States of America

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Country: United States of America

Prem Geet

Prem Geet

Directed by: Sudesh Issar

Starring: Raj Babbar, Anita Raj, Rajni Sharma, Showkar Janaki

The Professional

The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on November 26, 1981

Sport Games on November 26, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys : 9 - 10
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Detroit Lions : 10 - 27
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TV Series

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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

Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Au bon beurre

Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

How old am I?

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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?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Munchkin (Europe) K.C. Munchkin! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 26, 1981?

On November 26, 1981 several famous people were born including, Natasha Bedingfield, OJ da Juiceman, OJ Da Juiceman.

Which famous people died on November 26, 1981?

Famous people died on November 26, 1981 include, Max Euwe, Machgielis "Max" Euwe.

What was the number one song in November 26, 1981?

The number one song in the week of November 26, 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 26, 1981?

The top hits on November 26, 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.