Thursday 29 October 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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.
Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching It Takes a Worried Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Baseball or Eastern Front (1941).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
- St. Theodore
- St. Bond
- Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh
- St. Maximillian
- St. Donatus of Corfu
- St. Anne
- St. Abraham of Rostov
- R.C. Saints - October 29th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem, Diwali in 1989.
- Douai Martyrs
- St. Elfleda
- St. Hyacinth
- St. Ida of Leeuw
- St. John of Autun
- Amanda Beard: American swimmer, an Olympic-level contender with many credits to her name.
- Dan Feuerriegel
- Kim Geybels: Belgian politician elected to the Senate in June 2010.
- Espinoza Paz: World Music Singer.
- Jonathan Brown: Australian Australian rules footballer.
- Angelika de la Cruz: Filipino actress and singer.
- Georgios Fotakis: Greek footballer.
- Reemma Sen: Indian model and actress.
- Reema Sen: Indian actress.
- William O Walker: publisher of the Cleveland Call Post, dies at age 85.
- Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1981 ?
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
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