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Historical Events In 1981

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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 in the year 1981.  

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   Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta on this day in history.  

Jul 17   In the year 1981 humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens  

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   On this day in history ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69  

Jul 25   Voyager 2 encounters Saturn on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jul 26   In the year 1981 nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant  

Jul 27   In the year 1981 billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies  

Jul 27   Ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64 in the year 1981.  

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   Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer in the year 1981.  

Jul 31   On this day in history arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn  

Jul 31   Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history mTV premiers this day  

Aug 01   In the year 1981 paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58  

Aug 03   Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered in the year 1981.  

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   Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 04   In the year 1981 oliver North is assigned to White House duty  

Aug 05   Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1981 nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed  

Aug 08   US announce plans to produce the neutron bomb in the year 1981.  

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   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 28   In the year 1981 birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

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   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   On this day in history death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

Jan 06   In the year 1981 a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

Jan 07   On this day in history jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

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

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

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