What Happened on October 27, 1981

Historical Events

  • Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

Album Release

Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain", written and produced by George Harrison, and album "Stop and Smell the Roses" in the US

  • The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress (No Mercy), born in South Korea
  • Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier (FIS World C'ship gold Moguls 2007, bronze 2011), born in Penticton, British Columbia
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 82

About October 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 14 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