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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   -35F (-37C), 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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  

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   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born in the year 1981.  

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

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   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   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

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

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

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

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