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Historical Events In 1981

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

Feb 23   Spanish army officers attempt a coup in the Spanish Parliament on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1981 jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower  

Feb 25   On this day in history l Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain  

Feb 25   The Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders in the year 1981.  

Feb 25   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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   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   On this day in history "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   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 in the year 1981.  

Mar 02   On this day in history aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists  

Mar 02   Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC in the year 1981.  

Mar 02   On this day in history janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30  

Mar 04   Torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 05   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)  

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

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 in the year 1981.  

Mar 06   In the year 1981 soyuz 39 returns to Earth  

Mar 06   Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in the year 1981.  

Mar 07   In the year 1981 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 in the year 1981.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

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

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

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

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born in the year 1981.  

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   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

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

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