What Happened on October 23, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Concerto for Orchestra" by American composer Roger Sessions premieres with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • US national debt hits $1 trillion

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver, born in Heemstede, Netherlands
1981 Highlights

About October 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

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