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Historical Events In 1981

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

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   In the year 1981 australian cricket captain Greg Chappell causes furore when he orders his brother Trevor to bowl underarm to a New Zealand batsman.  

Feb 01   Donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88 in the year 1981.  

Feb 01   Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York NY in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG  

Feb 02   On this day in history donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88  

Feb 03   In the year 1981 gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway  

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 in the year 1981.  

Feb 05   Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy in the year 1981.  

Feb 06   In the year 1981 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV  

Feb 06   Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon in the year 1981.  

Feb 08   On this day in history 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   Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55 in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249  

Feb 11   On this day in history australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win  

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   In the year 1981 jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies  

Feb 13   Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY on this day in history.  

Feb 16   On this day in history howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84  

Feb 19   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured  

Feb 21   Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k) in the year 1981.  

Feb 21   NASA launches Comstar D-4 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 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   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

Jan 02   On this day in history david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

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

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

Jan 07   On this day in history jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

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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