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Historical Events In 1981

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

Apr 01   On this day in history d[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65  

Apr 01   On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante  

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 in the year 1981.  

Apr 03   On this day in history race riots in London's Brixton area  

Apr 04   In the year 1981 brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56  

Apr 04   On this day in history brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56  

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 in the year 1981.  

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

Apr 05   On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo  

Apr 05   Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes on this day in history.  

Apr 05   In the year 1981 the Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante in the year 1981.  

Apr 08   On this day in history norman Taurog, dies  

Apr 09   On this day in history gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88  

Apr 09   In the year 1981 scott Gwartz was born  

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

Apr 10   In the year 1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premiers  

Apr 10   Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded in the year 1981.  

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

Apr 11   Marie Ney, dies at 85 in the year 1981.  

Apr 11   Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him on this day in history.  

Apr 11   In the year 1981 valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen  

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   First space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable on this day in history.  

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

Apr 13   In the year 1981 wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)  

Apr 14   On this day in history 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 in the year 1981.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died in the year 1981.  

Jan 02   In the year 1981 david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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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