Thursday October 15, 1981
US date format: 10/15/1981, UK date format: 15/10/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 15, 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 Keyshia Cole and Elena Dementieva.
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 Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tenko.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian 2 or Computer Baseball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 15, 1981?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland Athletics
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 15, 1981?
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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
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)
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?