What Happened on November 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC
  • Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Campbell, English football player

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Holden, American actor (Network, The Wild Bunch, Breezy), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63