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Historical Events In 1981

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Jul 12   On this day in history 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   Harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended on this day in history.  

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

Jul 16   Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously in the year 1981.  

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   Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured on this day in history.  

Jul 18   Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

Jul 19   Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jul 22   In the year 1981 turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life  

Jul 25   In the year 1981 ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69  

Jul 25   In the year 1981 voyager 2 encounters Saturn  

Jul 26   2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela on this day in history.  

Jul 26   In the year 1981 donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58  

Jul 26   On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco  

Jul 26   NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant on this day in history.  

Jul 27   On this day in history billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies  

Jul 27   In the year 1981 ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64  

Jul 29   On this day in history 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  

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 in the year 1981.  

Aug 01   Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 04   On this day in history columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission  

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   On this day in history 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   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 02   On this day in history 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   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1981.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

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

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

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