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Historical Events In 1981

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

May 10   François Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France on this day in history.  

May 11   Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats" premieres in London in the year 1981.  

May 11   Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36 in the year 1981.  

May 11   Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks in the year 1981.  

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   On this day in history pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square  

May 14   NASA launches space vehicle S-192 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 15   Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6 on this day in history.  

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

May 16   On this day in history pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson  

May 17   In the year 1981 hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80  

May 18   In the year 1981 arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73  

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   In the year 1981 stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1  

May 21   In the year 1981 yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies  

May 22   In the year 1981 soyuz 40 returns to Earth  

May 23   In the year 1981 barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage  

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

May 23   NASA launches Intelsat V in the year 1981.  

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   Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on this day in history.  

May 25   In the year 1981 al Unser becomes first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified  

May 25   On this day in history daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours  

May 25   On this day in history rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84  

May 26   Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born in the year 1981.  

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

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   In the year 1981 death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

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

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   In the year 1981 a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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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