Thursday 1 October 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits.
My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1981 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Júlio Baptista: Brazilian footballer.
- Tom Donnelly: New Zealand rugby player.
- Rupert Friend: English actor producer and screenwriter.
- Gaby Mudingayi: Belgian footballer.
- Johnny Oduya: Swedish ice hockey player.
- Arnau Riera: Spanish footballer
- David Yelldell: German-American soccer player
- Julio Baptista: Brazilian footballer
- Iranian plane crash
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Foreigner - Urgent
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- ELO - Hold On Tight
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