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Historical Events In 1981

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

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

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

Apr 02   On this day in history a Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400  

Apr 03   Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg in the year 1981.  

Apr 03   In the year 1981 race riots in London's Brixton area  

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

Apr 04   Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Apr 04   On this day in history henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)  

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 in the year 1981.  

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

Apr 05   Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes in the year 1981.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   On this day in history norman Taurog, dies  

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

Apr 09   In the year 1981 scott Gwartz was born  

Apr 09   On this day in history uS sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru  

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

Apr 10   Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded on this day in history.  

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

Apr 11   Marie Ney, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him in the year 1981.  

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   First space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable in the year 1981.  

Apr 12   In the year 1981 hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78  

Apr 13   Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth on this day in history.  

Apr 14   On this day in history the first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched  

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   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

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   In the year 1981 birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter was born in the year 1981.  

May 19   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

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

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies in the year 1981.  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1981.  

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