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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.  

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

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

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   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

May 22   In the year 1981 birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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