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 -35ºF (-37ºC), 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