Thursday, the fifth of November, in the year of Our Lord nineteen-eighty-one

I have been browsing lots of old year books in order to find any big, international events on my birth date. So far, my efforts have been fruitless. It seems that the big news events were concentrated on the 4th and 6th of November, and that the only happening of international importance on the 5th of November, 1981, was my own birth.

I would appreciate any assistance in finding out if anything else actually happened that day.

UPDATE: These items recently uncovered: