October 6, 1981 – Egypt‘s President Anwar Sadat was assassinated at Nasr City while watching the annual Armed Forces Day parade. As a squadron of jets flew overhead, a military vehicle halted in front of the reviewing stand, and six men jumped out, hurling stun grenades and firing machine guns. Sadat was hit by two bullets and died at a hospital two hours later.
The previous day, the last model of the Triumph Motor Company‘s legendary sports cars, a 1982 Triumph TR7, rolled off of the assembly line at Solihull, West Midlands, England.
The next day, 18-year-old Bobby Carpenter, who had already become the first hockey player to go directly to the NHL from a high school team, set a record with an assist twelve seconds into his first NHL game, for the Washington Capitals. He later scored a goal himself in the 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
And these were the top 5 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for October 3, 1981:
#5 – Ronnie Milsap – (There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me
#4 – Journey – Who’s Crying Now
#3 – Stevie Nicks w/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
#2 – Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)
#1 – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love