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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.  

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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   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   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born in the year 1981.  

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

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   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   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

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

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

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

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