Monday October 05, 1981
US date format: 10/5/1981, UK date format: 5/10/1981
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It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 5, 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 Julia Lautowa and Amanda Krampf.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits.
The Professional, directed by Georges Lautner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tenko.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Car Wars (TI 99/4A) or Madness and the Minotaur.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 05, 1981?
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 05, 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
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Foreigner - Urgent
- ELO - Hold On Tight
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- 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)
Sport Games on October 05, 1981
- Atlanta Falcons - Philadelphia Eagles : 13 - 16
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