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Historical Events In 1981

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May 10   In the year 1981 françois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France  

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

May 11   On this day in history bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36  

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   Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

May 13   Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history pope John Paul II is shot and wounded  

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

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

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

May 15   On this day in history george Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK  

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   In the year 1981 pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

May 21   In the year 1981 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83  

May 24   Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain in the year 1981.  

May 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1981 rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84  

May 26   In the year 1981 marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14  

May 26   Soyuz T-4 returns to Earth in the year 1981.  

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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   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1981 birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born on this day in history.  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

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

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 in the year 1981.  

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 in the year 1981.  

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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