Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Feb 23 In the year 1981 people magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips
Feb 23 Spanish army officers attempt a coup in the Spanish Parliament in the year 1981.
Feb 23 Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails in the year 1981.
Feb 24 Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in the year 1981.
Feb 24 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower on this day in history.
Feb 25 On this day in history l Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
Feb 25 On this day in history the Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders
Feb 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Feb 26 On this day in history 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released
Feb 26 FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79 in the year 1981.
Feb 26 On this day in history french Train à Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
Feb 27 In the year 1981 greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
Feb 27 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory" in the year 1981.
Feb 28 China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan in the year 1981.
Mar 01 In the year 1981 "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
Mar 01 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 in the year 1981.
Mar 01 On this day in history bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies)
Mar 01 IRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.) in the year 1981.
Mar 01 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic in the year 1981.
Mar 02 On this day in history aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
Mar 02 In the year 1981 howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC
Mar 02 Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30 on this day in history.
Mar 04 On this day in history torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies
Mar 05 Brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64 on this day in history.
Mar 05 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer on this day in history.
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 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Mar 06 On this day in history george Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
Mar 06 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth in the year 1981.
Mar 06 In the year 1981 walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News"
Mar 07 John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73 in the year 1981.
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.