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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  

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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   On this day in history birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

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

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   On this day in history birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

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   In the year 1981 death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

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   In the year 1981 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   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 on this day in history.  

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