Monday October 19, 1981
US date format: 10/19/1981, UK date format: 19/10/1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 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 Christian Bautista and Heikki Kovalainen.
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.
The Prowler, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Last Song.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eliminator or Quest for the Rings.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1981?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
- Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
- Paul Snoek [Edm Schietekat]: Belgian poet, dies at 48.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 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
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Rick James - Super Freak (Part I)
- Aretha Franklin And George Benson - Love All The Hurt Away
- Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- The Time - Get It Up
- Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
- Teddy Pendergrass - I Can't Live Without Your Love
Sport Games on October 19, 1981
- Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions : 17 - 48
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 19, 1981?
On October 19, 1981 several famous people were born including, Christian Bautista, Heikki Kovalainen, Karoline Schuch.
Which famous people died on October 19, 1981?
Famous people died on October 19, 1981 include, Paul Snoek [Edm Schietekat].
What was the number one song in October 19, 1981?
The number one song in the week of October 19, 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 19, 1981?
The top hits on October 19, 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.