Sunday 25 October 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. 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.
Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, 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 25 October 1981 ?
- Day of the Romanian Army
- Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
- Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
- Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
- Kazakhstan - Republic Day
- Young Rome: American singer-songwriter producer and actor (IMx).
- Austin Winkler: American singer-songwriter (Hinder).
- Jon Wood: American race car driver.
- Shaun Wright-Phillips: English footballer.
- Jerome Isaac Jones: American singer.
- Josh Henderson: American actor and singer
- Ariel Durant: American historian who collaborated with her husband Will Durant on their famed series "The Story of Civilization.
- 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
- 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile
- Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon
- George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
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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
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
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