Historical Events In 1981
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Jan 31 Gaetan Boucher 1958- skates the 1000m in a world record time of 1:13.39; native of Charlesbourg, Quebec will go on to win gold in the 1000m and 1500m, and a bronze in the 500m at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on this day in history.
Jan 31 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39) on this day in history.
Feb 01 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell causes furore when he orders his brother Trevor to bowl underarm to a New Zealand batsman in the year 1981.
Feb 01 In the year 1981 donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
Feb 01 In the year 1981 duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York NY
Feb 01 In the year 1981 dutch Antilles census is 231,932
Feb 01 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq on this day in history.
Feb 01 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG on this day in history.
Feb 02 In the year 1981 donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
Feb 03 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway in the year 1981.
Feb 05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73 in the year 1981.
Feb 05 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane on this day in history.
Feb 05 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy in the year 1981.
Feb 06 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV on this day in history.
Feb 06 Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon in the year 1981.
Feb 08 In the year 1981 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
Feb 08 In the year 1981 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Feb 09 In the year 1981 bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55.
Feb 09 In the year 1981 bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
Feb 10 In the year 1981 a fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino.
Feb 10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249 in the year 1981.
Feb 11 Australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win in the year 1981.
Feb 11 In the year 1981 polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
Feb 12 Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.
Feb 12 Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
Feb 15 Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies in the year 1981.
Feb 15 In the year 1981 rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY
Feb 16 On this day in history howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
Feb 19 On this day in history frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
Feb 20 On this day in history flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
Feb 21 In the year 1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
Feb 21 On this day in history japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
Feb 21 On this day in history nASA launches Comstar D-4