Wednesday December 30, 1981

US date format: 12/30/1981, UK date format: 30/12/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 30, 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 Louise Monot and Cédric Carrasso. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let There Be Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Fantasy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day

Events

  • In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.

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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

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 30

If December 30, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Teenage Romance by Delia Ephron

Teenage Romance

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Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

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.

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

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Hebrew translation of the original text

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Tigers in the Snow

Tigers in the Snow

Platform: PC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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

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

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

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Fantasy

Fantasy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action/Adventure

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 30, 1981?

On December 30, 1981 several famous people were born including, Louise Monot, Cédric Carrasso, KWill .

Which famous people died on December 30, 1981?

Famous people died on December 30, 1981 include, Alfie Anido.

What was the number one song in December 30, 1981?

The number one song in the week of December 30, 1981 was Physical by Olivia Newton-John in US and The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz in UK.

What were the top hits on December 30, 1981?

The top hits on December 30, 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 The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz, Don't You Want Me by The Human League, Daddy's Home by Cliff Richard in UK.


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