Wednesday October 28, 1981

US date format: 10/28/1981, UK date format: 28/10/1981

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 28, 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 Dwayne Cameron and Milan Baros. 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 The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Last Song. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Atlantis or Tempest.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
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Events

  • Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black Mayor of Augusta, Georgia
  • New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games

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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 28

If October 28, 1981 is your birthday you're 38 years, 10 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 2 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?

Battle of Atlantis

Battle of Atlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Comsoft

Astro Fantasia

Astro Fantasia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Tempest

Tempest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Tube shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Gobbler

Gobbler

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Pleiads / Pleiades

Pleiads / Pleiades

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up


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