Friday 2 October 1981
It was Friday, 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 2 October 1981 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Matteo Branciamore: Italian actor, singer, songwriter and television presenter, known for playing the role of Marco Cesaroni in the television series "I Cesaroni.
- Ridzuan Hasan: Singaporean footballer.
- Santi Kolk: Dutch footballer.
- Sidney Samson: Dutch DJ and producer.
- Luke Wilkshire: Australian footballer.
- Hazel Scott: Trinidadian-American singer actress and pianist (d. 1981).
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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