Tuesday 6 October 1981
It was Tuesday, 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 6 October 1981 ?
- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Jose Luis Perlaza: Ecuadorian footballer.
- Zurab Khizanishvili: Georgian footballer.
- José Perlaza: Ecuadorian footballer.
- [Mohammed] Anwar al-Sadat: President of Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62.
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
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Foreigner - Urgent
- ELO - Hold On Tight
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