Saturday October 17, 1981
US date format: 10/17/1981, UK date format: 17/10/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 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 Holly Holm and Benjamin Bove.
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 Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt or Round-Up.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1981?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 17, 1981?
On October 17, 1981 several famous people were born including, Holly Holm, Benjamin Bove, Liam Garrigan.
Which famous people died on October 17, 1981?
Famous people died on October 17, 1981 include, David Guion, Albert Cohen.
What was the number one song in October 17, 1981?
The number one song in the week of October 17, 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 17, 1981?
The top hits on October 17, 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.