Wednesday October 14, 1981

US date format: 10/14/1981, UK date format: 14/10/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 14, 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 Gautam Gambhir and Boof Bonser. 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. Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while Luciano'S Luck by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenko. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Asylum.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
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Events

  • Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. Federal Government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.

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Movies

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Halloween II

Halloween II

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Country: United States of America

Galaxy of Terror

Galaxy of Terror

Directed by: Bruce D. Clark

Starring: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Country: United States of America

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

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 14

If October 14, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Luciano'S Luck by Jack Higgins

Luciano'S Luck

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In the darkest days of World War II, an American Mafioso is the Allies’ only hope to tip the scales of victoryAs the Allies struggle to gain a foothold in Italy

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel

The Beverly Hills Diet

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NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

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Hebrew translation of the original text

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Venture

Venture

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Exidy

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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)

Frogger

Frogger

Platform: Arcade various

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Sega-Gremlin; EU Sega

Asylum

Asylum

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, IBM Personal Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 14, 1981?

On October 14, 1981 several famous people were born including, Gautam Gambhir, Boof Bonser.

Which famous people died on October 14, 1981?

Famous people died on October 14, 1981 include, Ingemar Liljefors.

What was the number one song in October 14, 1981?

The number one song in the week of October 14, 1981 was Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross in US and It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin in UK.

What were the top hits on October 14, 1981?

The top hits on October 14, 1981 were Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross, Endless Love by Diana Ross, Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones 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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