Thursday October 29, 1981
US date format: 10/29/1981, UK date format: 29/10/1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 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 Amanda Beard and Dan Feuerriegel.
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 Crush, Crumble and Chomp! or Kaboom!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 29, 1981?
- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
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- Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
- William O Walker: publisher of the Cleveland Call Post,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 29, 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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