Saturday 17 October 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross.
In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits.
The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, 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 17 October 1981 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Tsubasa Imai: Japanese singer actor and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa).
- Ingrid Portaele: French victim of rape and homicide along with Muriel Sanchez on 10/19/1991, c. 4:00 PM, Elne, France.
- Anya Ayoung-Chee: Fashion Designer.
- Holly Holm: MMA Fighter.
- James Hornec: French criminal and murder victim, a member of the 'Hornec gang' who was shot dead on 24 December 2005.
- Henry Torrès: French trial lawyer, politician, and writer on political and legal matters.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
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