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