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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 28, 1981?
- 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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- Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black Mayor of Augusta, Georgia
- New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 28, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)
- Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say
- Little River Band - The Night Owls
- Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You
- Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
- Four Tops - When She Was My Girl
- Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
- Aretha Franklin And George Benson - Love All The Hurt Away
- The Time - Get It Up
- Prince - Controversy
- Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
- Teddy Pendergrass - I Can't Live Without Your Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 28If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?