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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 Professional

The Professional

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Country: United States of America

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Country: United States of America

Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Books

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Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins

Goodbye, Janette

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A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

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

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.