Tuesday 13 October 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Doveman and Ben Winston.
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.
The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, 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 Ying hung chut siu nin.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tempest or Sabotage.
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1981 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Doveman : American pianist, singer, and producer, best known for his work with Glen Hansard, The National, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, and The Gloaming.
- Ben Winston: TV Producer.
- Ryan Ashford: English footballer.
- Taylor Buchholz: American baseball player.
- Dimitrios Mougios: Greek rower.
- Kele Okereke: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloc Party)
- Nils Asther: Actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84.
- Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt
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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)
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
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