Friday September 18, 1981

US date format: 9/18/1981, UK date format: 18/9/1981

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Camille Combal and Fabiane Nunes. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. The Woman Next Door, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while The Clowns Of God by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vice Versa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astrosmash or K-Razy Shoot-Out.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1981 or at September 18 across the years.

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 18, 1981?


Holidays

  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Events

  • Assemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • France abolishes capital punishment.

Famous Birthday

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Zoot Suit

Zoot Suit

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Memoirs of a Survivor

Memoirs of a Survivor

Directed by: David Gladwell

Starring: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger, Debbie Hutchings

The Hot Touch

The Hot Touch

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Wayne Rogers, Marie-France Pisier, Lloyd Bochner, Samantha Eggar

Prem Geet

Prem Geet

Directed by: Sudesh Issar

Starring: Raj Babbar, Anita Raj, Rajni Sharma, Showkar Janaki

Have a look at 'THE TIMES' from September 18, 1981 and get it!

Get UK historic newspapers

Get 'THE TIMES' from September 18, 1981
The Times

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Vice Versa

Vice Versa

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Willo the Wisp

Willo the Wisp

Au bon beurre

Au bon beurre

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Postman Pat

Postman Pat

Directed by: Mike Disa

Days to next September 18

If September 18, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 23 days.
calendar

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1981?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Clowns Of God by Morris West

The Clowns Of God

By:

What would happen, if the members of the Roman Curia discovered that the Pope was about to publicly state that he had received a private revelation that the world was about

Night Probe! by Clive Cussler

Night Probe!

By:

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between

Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins

Goodbye, Janette

By:

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Third Deadly Sin

By:

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

By:

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Astrosmash

Astrosmash

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600 Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Mattel

Raster Blaster

Raster Blaster

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: BudgeCo

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Vic 20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, TRS-80, TI 99/4a, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure, shooter

Publisher: Muse Software

K-Razy Shoot-Out

K-Razy Shoot-Out

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Atari 5200

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: K-Byte CBS Software


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes