Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Jan 31 On this day in history 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
Jan 31 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39) on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history australian cricket captain Greg Chappell causes furore when he orders his brother Trevor to bowl underarm to a New Zealand batsman.
Feb 01 In the year 1981 donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
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 in the year 1981.
Feb 01 In the year 1981 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 On this day in history gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway
Feb 05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 1981 largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
Feb 05 In the year 1981 military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
Feb 06 On this day in history "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
Feb 06 In the year 1981 beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
Feb 08 In the year 1981 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
Feb 08 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Feb 09 On this day in history bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55.
Feb 09 On this day in history 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 On this day in history dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
Feb 11 In the year 1981 australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win
Feb 11 On this day in history polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
Feb 12 In the year 1981 admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
Feb 12 Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies in the year 1981.
Feb 13 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words in the year 1981.
Feb 15 In the year 1981 jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
Feb 15 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY in the year 1981.
Feb 16 In the year 1981 howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
Feb 19 Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94 on this day in history.
Feb 20 Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds in the year 1981.
Feb 21 In the year 1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
Feb 21 In the year 1981 japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
Feb 21 NASA launches Comstar D-4 in the year 1981.