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Historical Events In 1981

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Mar 31   On this day in history 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro, Sissy Spacek win  

Apr 01   In the year 1981 d[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65  

Apr 01   E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.  

Apr 02   A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 on this day in history.  

Apr 03   Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg on this day in history.  

Apr 03   Race riots in London's Brixton area on this day in history.  

Apr 04   Brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 in the year 1981.  

Apr 04   Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 in the year 1981.  

Apr 04   Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio) on this day in history.  

Apr 05   10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez on this day in history.  

Apr 05   Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36 on this day in history.  

Apr 05   In the year 1981 e Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo  

Apr 05   In the year 1981 philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes  

Apr 05   The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis in the year 1981.  

Apr 06   On this day in history bob "The Bear" Hite, singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies  

Apr 07   Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec in the year 1981.  

Apr 08   E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Norman Taurog, dies in the year 1981.  

Apr 09   Gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88 in the year 1981.  

Apr 09   Scott Gwartz was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 09   US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru in the year 1981.  

Apr 10   On this day in history "Caveman" with Ringo premiers  

Apr 10   In the year 1981 computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded  

Apr 10   Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment on this day in history.  

Apr 11   In the year 1981 marie Ney, dies at 85  

Apr 11   In the year 1981 ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him  

Apr 11   Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen on this day in history.  

Apr 12   First launching of re-useable Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) with all Navy crew. CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.) commanded, while LCDR Robert L. Crippen, USN was the pilot. Mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. Sixteen of the shuttle's heat-shielding silicon tiles were lost and 148 damaged during reentry in the year 1981.  

Apr 12   In the year 1981 first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable  

Apr 12   Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Apr 13   On this day in history wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)  

Apr 14   In the year 1981 space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth  

Apr 14   The first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched in the year 1981.  

Apr 15   French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67 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   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

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   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   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   On this day in history kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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