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Historical Events In 1981

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Jan 01   Greece becomes the tenth member of the Europen Economic Community in the year 1981.  

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

Jan 01   International Year for the Disabled begins on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors on this day in history.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 in the year 1981.  

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   British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper" in the year 1981.  

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

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

Jan 06   On this day in history 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals  

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

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   On this day in history kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

Jan 10   El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive" on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1981 beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88  

Jan 11   British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest &fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles) on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history palau adopts constitution  

Jan 12   On this day in history "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV  

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

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   On this day in history emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83  

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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 15   Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In the year 1981 emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92  

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   In the year 1981 birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born in the year 1981.  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

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

May 22   In the year 1981 birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1981 death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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