Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Aug 12 IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 in the year 1981.
Aug 14 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies on this day in history.
Aug 17 On this day in history robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
Aug 18 In the year 1981 anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
Aug 18 In the year 1981 jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
Aug 19 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters on this day in history.
Aug 19 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 in the year 1981.
Aug 21 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
Aug 21 Ottawa Roughrider Tony Gabriel catches a pass in his 128th consecutive game; sets world pro football record; record eclipsed in 1987 by the Steve Largent of the NFL on this day in history.
Aug 24 On this day in history mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon
Aug 24 In the year 1981 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
Aug 24 On this day in history mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.
Aug 25 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09) on this day in history.
Aug 25 On this day in history jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
Aug 25 Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years on this day in history.
Aug 25 In the year 1981 the spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn
Aug 25 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km) on this day in history.
Aug 26 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack on this day in history.
Aug 26 In the year 1981 space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
Aug 27 In the year 1981 divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria
Aug 27 Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62 in the year 1981.
Aug 27 On this day in history salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965.
Aug 28 In the year 1981 john Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
Aug 28 On this day in history john Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
Aug 28 On this day in history national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
Aug 28 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 1981 sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
Aug 29 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89 on this day in history.
Aug 30 In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb in the year 1981.
Aug 30 Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb in the year 1981.
Aug 31 In the year 1981 joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
Sep 01 Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76 on this day in history.
Sep 01 Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH) on this day in history.
Sep 03 David Brinkley ends 38 years with NBC News as anchor and commentator, only to jump ship to rival network ABC in the year 1981.