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Historical Events In 1981

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Jul 12   In the year 1981 in British Columbia, 48,000 BC woodworkers go on strike, shut down forest industry; 60,000 workers off the job by July 20.  

Jul 16   In the year 1981 harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended  

Jul 16   In the year 1981 harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38  

Jul 16   On this day in history shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously  

Jul 17   In the year 1981 fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta  

Jul 17   Humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens on this day in history.  

Jul 17   In the year 1981 lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured  

Jul 18   In the year 1981 wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87  

Jul 19   On this day in history louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81  

Jul 22   Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life on this day in history.  

Jul 25   Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

Jul 25   On this day in history voyager 2 encounters Saturn  

Jul 26   In the year 1981 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela  

Jul 26   Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jul 26   E Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco on this day in history.  

Jul 26   On this day in history nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant  

Jul 27   Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies in the year 1981.  

Jul 27   On this day in history ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64  

Jul 29   Nearly four billion people in seventy-four countries tuned in to witness the marriage of Charles, heir to the British throne, to a young English schoolteacher named Lady Diana Spence on this day in history.  

Jul 29   On this day in history prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer  

Jul 31   Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn in the year 1981.  

Jul 31   Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash in the year 1981.  

Aug 01   MTV premiers this day on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 in the year 1981.  

Aug 03   In the year 1981 robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered  

Aug 04   Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission on this day in history.  

Aug 04   Melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80  

Aug 04   Oliver North is assigned to White House duty on this day in history.  

Aug 05   In the year 1981 pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike  

Aug 06   On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed  

Aug 08   In the year 1981 uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb  

Aug 10   Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business in the year 1981.  

Aug 10   In the year 1981 the Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

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

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

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

May 22   On this day in history 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   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 in the year 1981.  

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died 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   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1981.  

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