Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Jan 01 In the year 1981 greece becomes the tenth member of the Europen Economic Community
Jan 01 On this day in history greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
Jan 01 On this day in history international Year for the Disabled begins
Jan 01 On this day in history palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
Jan 01 In the year 1981 roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
Jan 02 David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.
Jan 02 On this day in history mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 meter butterfly (2 05.65)
Jan 02 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, West Indies vs Pakistan in the year 1981.
Jan 04 On this day in history "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
Jan 04 On this day in history "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 578 performances
Jan 04 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper" on this day in history.
Jan 05 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes in the year 1981.
Jan 05 On this day in history british police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
Jan 05 Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 in the year 1981.
Jan 06 In the year 1981 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
Jan 06 A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.
Jan 07 In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69
Jan 08 In the year 1981 india all out 63 in one-day international vs Australia
Jan 09 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal on this day in history.
Jan 09 Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
Jan 10 In the year 1981 el Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
Jan 11 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88 in the year 1981.
Jan 11 On this day in history british team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest &fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
Jan 11 In the year 1981 palau adopts constitution
Jan 12 "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV in the year 1981.
Jan 12 -35ºF (-37ºC), Chester, Massachusetts (state record) in the year 1981.
Jan 12 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89 on this day in history.
Jan 13 Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minutes for 30 minutes on this day in history.
Jan 13 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83 in the year 1981.
Jan 14 In the year 1981 fCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
Jan 15 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV on this day in history.
Jan 15 In the year 1981 bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Jan 15 Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92 on this day in history.
Jan 16 On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73