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Historical Events In 1981

Monday, 20 September 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1981 spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails  

Feb 24   On this day in history 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   L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain on this day in history.  

Feb 25   The Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders on this day in history.  

Feb 25   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747  

Feb 27   In the year 1981 paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"  

Feb 28   On this day in history china PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan  

Mar 01   On this day in history "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances  

Mar 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1981 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 02   In the year 1981 aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists  

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

Mar 02   Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30 in the year 1981.  

Mar 04   In the year 1981 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 in the year 1981.  

Mar 05   World Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain) on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history cBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast.  

Mar 06   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

Mar 06   George Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies in the year 1981.  

Mar 06   On this day in history soyuz 39 returns to Earth  

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

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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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