What day of the week was October 17, 1981?

The day of the week October 17th, 1981 fell on was a Saturday.

Kannadasan Indian author the poet, and songwriter (b. 1927) died on this day in 1981. As did Albert Cohen the Greek-Swiss civil servant and author (b. 1895) , Lina Tsaldari the Greek politician (b. 1887) .