Historical Events In 1981
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Feb 23 People magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history spanish army officers attempt a coup in the Spanish Parliament
Feb 23 On this day in history spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails
Feb 24 In the year 1981 buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
Feb 24 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower in the year 1981.
Feb 25 In the year 1981 l Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
Feb 25 In the year 1981 the Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders
Feb 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1981.
Feb 26 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released on this day in history.
Feb 26 On this day in history fC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
Feb 26 French Train à Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1981 greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
Feb 27 On this day in history paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"
Feb 28 China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan in the year 1981.
Mar 01 On this day in history "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
Mar 01 In the year 1981 alberta cuts oil production to protest Ottawa's National Energy Policy the federal government replies by a compensation charge as Energy Minister Marc Lalonde matches Alberta cutbacks by a "Lougheed Levy" to subsidize imports
Mar 01 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies) on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1981 iRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.)
Mar 01 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic in the year 1981.
Mar 02 Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists on this day in history.
Mar 02 In the year 1981 howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC
Mar 02 On this day in history janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
Mar 04 In the year 1981 torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies
Mar 05 On this day in history brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64
Mar 05 In the year 1981 uS government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
Mar 05 World Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain) in the year 1981.
Mar 06 CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast in the year 1981.
Mar 06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1981.
Mar 06 George Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies on this day in history.
Mar 06 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth on this day in history.
Mar 06 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in the year 1981.
Mar 07 On this day in history john Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
Mar 07 The first homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death on this day in history.
Mar 08 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic on this day in history.