What Happened on November 25, 1981

Historical Events

  • Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

Appointment of Interest

Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"

  • Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

Famous Birthdays

Barbara Pierce BushBarbara Pierce Bush (41 years old)

American activist (Global Health Corps) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas

  • Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • Jenna Bush Hager, American author, news personality (Today with Hoda & Jenna) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mauricio Rua, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from colon cancerr at 74
  • Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 86
1981 Highlights

About November 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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