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Historical Events In 1981

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Jan 01   In the year 1981 greece becomes the tenth member of the Europen Economic Community  

Jan 01   Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history international Year for the Disabled begins  

Jan 01   Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing in the year 1981.  

Jan 01   Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors in the year 1981.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 meter butterfly (2 05.65) on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, West Indies vs Pakistan on this day in history.  

Jan 04   "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway in the year 1981.  

Jan 04   In the year 1981 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 578 performances  

Jan 04   In the year 1981 british police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"  

Jan 05   On this day in history "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes  

Jan 05   British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

Jan 06   50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals in the year 1981.  

Jan 06   On this day in history a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

Jan 07   On this day in history jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 08   In the year 1981 india all out 63 in one-day international vs Australia  

Jan 09   On this day in history francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal  

Jan 09   In the year 1981 kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

Jan 10   On this day in history el Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"  

Jan 11   Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1981 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   In the year 1981 "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV  

Jan 12   On this day in history -35F (-37C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)  

Jan 12   Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1981 barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minutes for 30 minutes  

Jan 13   Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish in the year 1981.  

Jan 15   "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV in the year 1981.  

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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   In the year 1981 bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born in the year 1981.  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1981 a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

Jan 07   In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 08   On this day in history matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   On this day in history kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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