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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

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 on this day in history.  

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

Jan 06   In the year 1981 a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

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   On this day in history kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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