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Historical Events In 1981

Friday, 15 January 2021

Aug 12   IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 on this day in history.  

Aug 14   In the year 1981 dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies  

Aug 17   Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history 2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters  

Aug 19   Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   In the year 1981 hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85  

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   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   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) in the year 1981.  

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 in the year 1981.  

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

Aug 25   In the year 1981 voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)  

Aug 26   Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack in the year 1981.  

Aug 26   Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history 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   Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965 in the year 1981.  

Aug 28   John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.  

Aug 28   In the year 1981 john Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.  

Aug 28   In the year 1981 national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men  

Aug 28   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89  

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

Aug 30   On this day in history 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 in the year 1981.  

Sep 01   On this day in history fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 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   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born in the year 1981.  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died in the year 1981.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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