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Historical Events In 1981

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

May 11   On this day in history andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats" premieres in London  

May 11   In the year 1981 bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36  

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

May 12   In the year 1981 benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies  

May 13   Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1981.  

May 13   Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II in the year 1981.  

May 13   In the year 1981 pope John Paul II is shot and wounded  

May 13   Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1981 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 in the year 1981.  

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

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

May 16   Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson in the year 1981.  

May 17   Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1981.  

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

May 21   In the year 1981 françois Mitterrand becomes President of France  

May 21   Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies  

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

May 23   On this day in history barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage  

May 23   On this day in history george Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83  

May 23   NASA launches Intelsat V in the year 1981.  

May 24   Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500 in the year 1981.  

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

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 in the year 1981.  

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

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   On this day in history birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

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   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 in the year 1981.  

May 22   In the year 1981 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

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

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