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Historical Events In 1981

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Feb 23   People magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1981 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   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   In the year 1981 the Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders  

Feb 25   In the year 1981 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 26   On this day in history 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released  

Feb 26   In the year 1981 fC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79  

Feb 26   In the year 1981 french Train à Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run  

Feb 27   Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747 in the year 1981.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances in the year 1981.  

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   Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies) on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history iRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.)  

Mar 01   In the year 1981 sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic  

Mar 02   Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC  

Mar 02   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history cBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast.  

Mar 06   In the year 1981 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

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   In the year 1981 walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News"  

Mar 07   On this day in history john Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73  

Mar 07   In the year 1981 the first homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death  

Mar 08   On this day in history nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 28   In the year 1981 birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   On this day in history birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

May 19   On this day in history birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

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   On this day in history death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

Jan 02   In the year 1981 david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

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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