On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1981

Historical Events

  • Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front
  • Revival of musical "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 119 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia

Famous Deaths

  • Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Miracle on 34th Street; Gypsy; Rebel Without a Cause; West Side Story), drowns at 43
1981 Highlights

About November 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) - Julio Iglesias