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Historical Events In 1981

Thursday, 30 June 2022

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   In the year 1981 international Year for the Disabled begins  

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

Jan 01   On this day in history roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors  

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

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   "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway on this day in history.  

Jan 04   "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 578 performances on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   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   India all out 63 in one-day international vs Australia in the year 1981.  

Jan 09   Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal in the year 1981.  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history "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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 13   On this day in history barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minutes for 30 minutes  

Jan 13   In the year 1981 emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83  

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

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

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

Jan 15   Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92 in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 in the year 1981.  

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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   In the year 1981 birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

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

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 02   In the year 1981 david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

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

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies in the year 1981.  

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

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