Sunday October 11, 1981

US date format: 10/11/1981, UK date format: 11/10/1981

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 11, 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 Beau Brady . 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 Space Fury or Pleiads / Pleiades.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS
  • Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at Louisiana Coliseum.
  • LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yards).

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Movies

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The Professional

The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Country: United States of America

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Country: United States of America

Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Nightmare

Nightmare

Directed by: Romano Scavolini

Starring: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Directed by: Michael Laughlin

Starring: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Sport Games on October 11, 1981

Sport Games on October 11, 1981


NFL

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Baltimore Colts : 41 - 19
  • Cleveland Browns - Pittsburgh Steelers : 7 - 13
  • Dallas Cowboys - San Francisco 49ers : 14 - 45
  • Detroit Lions - Denver Broncos : 21 - 27
  • Los Angeles Rams - Atlanta Falcons : 37 - 35
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TV Series

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Tenko

Tenko

Starring: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Country: Australia

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

Jockei Monika

Jockei Monika

Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Days to next October 11

If October 11, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

The Legacy by Howard Fast

The Legacy

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The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

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"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Make Trax

Make Trax

Platform: Arcade (original), Famicom, Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Kural Samno (Japan) Williams (North America) Karateco / Exidy (Europe)

Space Fury

Space Fury

Platform: Arcade (original) ColecoVision

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Gremlin Industries

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Laser Blast

Laser Blast

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 11, 1981?

On October 11, 1981 several famous people were born including, Beau Brady.

What was the number one song in October 11, 1981?

The number one song in the week of October 11, 1981 was Endless Love by Diana Ross in US and It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin in UK.

What were the top hits on October 11, 1981?

The top hits on October 11, 1981 were Endless Love by Diana Ross, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks in US and It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin, The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) by The Tweets, Prince Charming by Adam & The Ants in UK.


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