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Historical Events In 1981

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

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

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

May 11   On this day in history kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks  

May 12   Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1981.  

May 13   On this day in history pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square  

May 14   On this day in history nASA launches space vehicle S-192  

May 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1981 soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6  

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 in the year 1981.  

May 17   Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

May 21   Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies on this day in history.  

May 22   Soyuz 40 returns to Earth in the year 1981.  

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

May 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500  

May 24   George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 in the year 1981.  

May 24   On this day in history hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

May 25   On this day in history al Unser becomes first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified  

May 25   Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours on this day in history.  

May 25   In the year 1981 rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84  

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   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1981 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   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died in the year 1981.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1981 kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58  

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