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Historical Events In 1981

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May 10   On this day in history françois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France  

May 11   Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats" premieres in London on this day in history.  

May 11   Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36 on this day in history.  

May 11   In the year 1981 kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks  

May 12   On this day in history benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies  

May 13   On this day in history carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76  

May 13   On this day in history dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II  

May 13   Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded on this day in history.  

May 13   In the year 1981 pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square  

May 14   In the year 1981 nASA launches space vehicle S-192  

May 14   In the year 1981 the Bank of Canada raises lending rate to further record high of 18.98%.  

May 15   George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK in the year 1981.  

May 15   Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6 in the year 1981.  

May 16   On this day in history "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks  

May 16   Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson on this day in history.  

May 17   On this day in history hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80  

May 18   Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

May 21   François Mitterrand becomes President of France in the year 1981.  

May 21   In the year 1981 kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA  

May 21   On this day in history stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1  

May 21   Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

May 21   Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies in the year 1981.  

May 22   Soyuz 40 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

May 23   Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage in the year 1981.  

May 23   In the year 1981 george Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83  

May 23   On this day in history nASA launches Intelsat V  

May 24   Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500 on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1981 george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83  

May 24   In the year 1981 hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

May 25   Al Unser becomes first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified on this day in history.  

May 25   Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours in the year 1981.  

May 25   Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

May 26   Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14 in the year 1981.  

May 26   In the year 1981 soyuz T-4 returns to Earth  

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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   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   In the year 1981 birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

May 19   On this day in history birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born on this day in history.  

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   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died in the year 1981.  

Jan 05   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1981 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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