What Happened on October 17, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann

Famous Deaths

  • David Guion, American pianist, composer, and cowboy, dies at 88
1981 Highlights

About October 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
  • UK #1 Song: It's My Party - Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin