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Historical Events In 1981

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Jan 31   In the year 1981 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   In the year 1981 gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39)  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1981 barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73  

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 on this day in history.  

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   US female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak in the year 1981.  

Feb 08   In the year 1981 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton  

Feb 09   Bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55 in the year 1981.  

Feb 09   Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55 on this day in history.  

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   Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

Feb 19   On this day in history frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94  

Feb 20   Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds in the year 1981.  

Feb 21   "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)  

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   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

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   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 in the year 1981.  

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   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies in the year 1981.  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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