Sunday October 18, 1981
US date format: 10/18/1981, UK date format: 18/10/1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 18, 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 Tommy Joe Ratliff and Richard Vuu.
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 Eliminator or New Rally-X.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 18, 1981?
- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
- New York Giants Joe Danelo ties NFL record of six field goals in a game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 18, 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)
Sport Games on October 18, 1981
- Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 14 - 33
- Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 14 - 28
- Houston Oilers - New England Patriots : 10 - 38
- Los Angeles Rams - Dallas Cowboys : 17 - 29
- New Orleans Saints - Cleveland Browns : 17 - 20
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 18If October 18, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 27 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?