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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
  • New York Giants Joe Danelo ties NFL record of six field goals in a game.

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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

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NFL

American Football
  • 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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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 18

If 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.
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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?

Eliminator

Eliminator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Space combat

Publisher: Sega

New Rally-X

New Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Asylum

Asylum

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

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Med Systems

Defender

Defender

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600 Game Boy Advance (in Defender (2002)) PlayStation 2 (in Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation Portable (in Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics


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