Tuesday October 27, 1981

US date format: 10/27/1981, UK date format: 27/10/1981

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 27, 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 Han Hye-jin and Salem Fakir. 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. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Last Song. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Munchman or Triple Action.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
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Events

  • Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • Elizabeth Jones is sworn in as 11th Chief Engraver at the US Mint.

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Movies

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Porky's

Porky's

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson

Country: United States of America

The Prowler

The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

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

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TV Series

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The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

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

Days to next October 27

If October 27, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh

The Glitter Dome

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It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets.

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins

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The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Munchman

Munchman

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Grandstand

President Elect

President Elect

Platform: Apple II series, Atari ST series, Commodore 64, and DOS

Genre: Political simulation game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

SwordThrust

SwordThrust

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: CE Software

Stargate

Stargate

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Triple Action

Triple Action

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 27, 1981?

On October 27, 1981 several famous people were born including, Han Hye-jin, Salem Al Fakir, Salem Fakir.

Which famous people died on October 27, 1981?

Famous people died on October 27, 1981 include, John Warburton.

What was the number one song in October 27, 1981?

The number one song in the week of October 27, 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 27, 1981?

The top hits on October 27, 1981 were Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross, Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones, Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates 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.


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