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Historical Events In 1981

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Apr 16   Columbia space shuttle returns [04/24] on this day in history.  

Apr 16   Eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies in the year 1981.  

Apr 16   The first American space shutte, Columbia, returns safely to Earth on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Ernst Levy, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs in the year 1981.  

Apr 20   Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies  

Apr 22   In the year 1981 brailsford Reese Brazeal (76) dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76  

Apr 22   In the year 1981 brailsford Reese Brazeal, dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76  

Apr 24   Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey in the year 1981.  

Apr 24   IBM-PC introduced in the year 1981.  

Apr 25   On this day in history dixie a mouse who lived 6 years  

Apr 25   In the year 1981 maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)  

Apr 26   Jim Davis actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65 in the year 1981.  

Apr 26   Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65 in the year 1981.  

Apr 26   On this day in history madge Evans TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71  

Apr 27   In the year 1981 beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach  

Apr 27   In the year 1981 the first female soccer official is hired by the NASL  

Apr 28   Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1981 mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79  

Apr 29   Phillie Steve Carlton strikes out his 3,000th batter in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   John Lauchlan & James Blench; both natives of Seebe, Alberta, reach summit of 7,454.5m Mt. Gangapurna in the Himalayas by a new south face route on this day in history.  

May 01   Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett in the year 1981.  

May 01   Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

May 01   Harrison Williams (Senator-D-NJ) convicted on FBI Abscam charges on this day in history.  

May 01   Ottawa imposes special tax of $1.15 per barrel to pay for Petro-Canada's purchase of Petrofina, and are Albertans happy NOT on this day in history.  

May 01   Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 on this day in history.  

May 02   In the year 1981 radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes  

May 05   Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike on this day in history.  

May 06   US expels Libyan diplomats on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1981 mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79  

May 08   In the year 1981 margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  

May 09   C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies on this day in history.  

May 09   On this day in history kazimiroff Blvd in the Bronx named for a Bronx historian  

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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 on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 07   In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

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

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

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