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Historical Events In 1981

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Mar 09   Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News in the year 1981.  

Mar 10   In the North West Territories Panarctic Oils Ltd. finds oil in offshore exploratory well in the eastern Arctic in the year 1981.  

Mar 11   Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station in the year 1981.  

Mar 12   Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond VA on this day in history.  

Mar 13   On this day in history attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca  

Mar 14   Ken Barrington, cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies in the year 1981.  

Mar 15   In the year 1981 suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker  

Mar 17   On this day in history fC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms  

Mar 19   2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident in the year 1981.  

Mar 19   On this day in history buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4  

Mar 19   On this day in history emmy 8th Daytime Awards Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time  

Mar 19   In the year 1981 emmy 8th Daytime Awards: Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time  

Mar 20   Argentine ex-President Isabel Perón sentenced to 8 years in the year 1981.  

Mar 20   On this day in history jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Doctor  

Mar 22   In the year 1981 postal rates up gain to 18¢ from 15¢  

Mar 22   In the year 1981 soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6  

Mar 23   Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions on this day in history.  

Mar 24   "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC in the year 1981.  

Mar 24   Bombay beat Delhi by innings &46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy in the year 1981.  

Mar 24   Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba in the year 1981.  

Mar 26   In the year 1981 cyril Dean Darlington, biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77  

Mar 26   On this day in history police &Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia  

Mar 26   Soyuz T-4 lands in the year 1981.  

Mar 26   In the year 1981 the British Social Democratic Party is founded by the 'Gang of Four'  

Mar 27   In the year 1981 john Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK  

Mar 28   France performs nuclear test on this day in history.  

Mar 28   On this day in history viv Richards scores century in the first Test at his home Antigua  

Mar 29   Eric Williams, Prime Minister (Trinidad & Tobago), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91  

Mar 30   President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley Jr in the year 1981.  

Mar 30   US President Ronald Reagan wounded in an assassination attempt in the year 1981.  

Mar 31   53rd Academy Awards "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro, Sissy Spacek win 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   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

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

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1981 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   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

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

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