Saturday October 03, 1981
US date format: 10/3/1981, UK date format: 3/10/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 3, 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 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Seth Gabel.
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 Pleiads / Pleiades or Skeet Shoot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 03, 1981?
- Brewers (since 1970) and Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
- Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
- Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast ends seven-month hunger strike.
- The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
- Walter Mehring: Writer, dies at 85.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 03, 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 03If October 03, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 14 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?