Friday October 23, 1981
US date format: 10/23/1981, UK date format: 23/10/1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 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 Morgan Murphy (comedian) and Priscilla Wong.
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 Pyramid of Doom or Jawbreaker.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 23, 1981?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- See more
- US national debt hits $1 trillion
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 23, 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?