Wednesday 7 October 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Doni Schroader and Catriona Shearer.
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.
On TV people were watching Flid, fedt og snyd.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchman or Solar Fox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 October 1981 ?
- Doni Schroader: American avant garde composer,pop musician.
- Catriona Shearer: Scottish journalist, broadcaster and producer, best known as a presenter for BBC Scotland's national news programme.
- Jelena Jensen: American porn actress and model.
- Wouter Paap: Composer, dies at 73.
- Hosni Mubarak became acting President of Egypt
- In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
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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