Tuesday October 20, 1981
US date format: 10/20/1981, UK date format: 20/10/1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 20, 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 Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Willis McGahee.
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 Last Days Of America by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Last Song.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mario or Snafu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 20, 1981?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey Nets lose to New York Knicks 103-99
- 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
- Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20, 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
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?