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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland Athletics

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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 15

If October 15, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 25 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?

Galaxian 2

Galaxian 2

Genre: Arcade, Galaxian derivative

Publisher: Entex Industries

Black Hole

Black Hole

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Tokyo Denshi Sekkei

Radar Rat Race

Radar Rat Race

Platform: VIC-20, MAX Machine, Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Commodore

Super Cobra

Super Cobra

Platform: Arcade, Adventure Vision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Intellivision, MSX, Sord M5

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/EU Konami; NA Stern; NA Entex; NA Parker Brothers

Computer Baseball

Computer Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Computer simulation / Sports


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