Saturday 31 October 1981, Halloween
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Selina (Chia-Hsuan) Jen and Lollie Alexi Devereaux.
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.
Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam, 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 It Takes a Worried Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Town or Qix.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 October 1981 ?
- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Selina (Chia-Hsuan) Jen: Taiwanese singer (S.
- Lollie Alexi Devereaux: French actress & writer.
- Mike Napoli: MLB catcher and first baseman.
- Frank Iero: American musician (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth, Pencey Prep; founder of Skeleton Crew (record label)).
- Irina Denezhkina: Russian author.
- Lollie Devereaux: French-Canadian actress singer and dancer
- Steven Hunter: American basketball player
- Selina Jen: Taiwanese singer and actress (S.H.E)
- 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
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)
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
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