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Historical Events In 1981

Monday, 28 September 2020

Aug 12   In the year 1981 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0  

Aug 14   Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies in the year 1981.  

Aug 17   In the year 1981 robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87  

Aug 18   Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons on this day in history.  

Aug 19   In the year 1981 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters  

Aug 19   In the year 1981 jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74  

Aug 21   On this day in history hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85  

Aug 21   In the year 1981 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.  

Aug 24   In the year 1981 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   In the year 1981 mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.  

Aug 25   In the year 1981 jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09)  

Aug 25   Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09) on this day in history.  

Aug 25   Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years on this day in history.  

Aug 25   The spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)  

Aug 26   In the year 1981 lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack  

Aug 26   Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission in the year 1981.  

Aug 27   Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62  

Aug 27   Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken)  

Aug 28   Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89 in the year 1981.  

Aug 30   On this day in history in Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb  

Aug 30   In the year 1981 mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb  

Aug 31   Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 in the year 1981.  

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) in the year 1981.  

Sep 03   On this day in history david Brinkley ends 38 years with NBC News as anchor and commentator, only to jump ship to rival network ABC.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born on this day in history.  

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   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   On this day in history harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

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

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

Jan 08   On this day in history matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   In the year 1981 kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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