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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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.

But much more happened on October 1981: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1981?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1981 Iranian plane crash
  • 03 Oct 1981 Brewers (since 1970) and Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
  • 04 Oct 1981 Donna Caponi Young / Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
  • 05 Oct 1981 Dutch guilder / Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • 07 Oct 1981 Hosni Mubarak became acting President of Egypt
  • 08 Oct 1981 1st broadcast of Cagney & Lacey on ABC-TV
  • 09 Oct 1981 Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 11 Oct 1981 Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS
  • 12 Oct 1981 Marlowe opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 13 Oct 1981 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt
  • 14 Oct 1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • 15 Oct 1981 New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland Athletics
  • 16 Oct 1981 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
  • 18 Oct 1981 Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
  • 19 Oct 1981 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
  • 20 Oct 1981 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey Nets lose to New York Knicks 103-99
  • 22 Oct 1981 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW vs. Queensland
  • 23 Oct 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 25 Oct 1981 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • 27 Oct 1981 Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 28 Oct 1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black Mayor of Augusta, Georgia
  • 29 Oct 1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
  • 31 Oct 1981 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

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Movies

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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1981?
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From Bauhaus To Our House by Tom Wolfe

From Bauhaus To Our House

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Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.

False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak

False Witness

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Sanderalee Dawson was used to being on camera, but never as a victim. When police find the sexy TV celebrity in her apartment, she is almost unrecognisable.

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

Social Studies by Fran Lebowitz

Social Studies

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Social Studies