Thursday October 01, 1981
US date format: 10/1/1981, UK date format: 1/10/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 1, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Rupert Friend and Roxane Mesquida.
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.
The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vice Versa.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Hole or Madness and the Minotaur.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 01, 1981?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- Iranian plane crash
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 01, 1981?
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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
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Foreigner - Urgent
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- ELO - Hold On Tight
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
- Aretha Franklin And George Benson - Love All The Hurt Away
- The B.B. And Q. Band - On The Beat
- Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You
- Brick - Sweat (til You Get Wet)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 01If October 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?