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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  

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   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   In the year 1981 birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1981 kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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