Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Jul 16 In the year 1981 harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended
Jul 16 On this day in history harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
Jul 16 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously in the year 1981.
Jul 17 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta in the year 1981.
Jul 17 On this day in history humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
Jul 17 On this day in history lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
Jul 18 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Jul 19 Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Jul 22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life on this day in history.
Jul 25 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Jul 25 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn in the year 1981.
Jul 26 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela on this day in history.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
Jul 26 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco on this day in history.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
Jul 27 Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies on this day in history.
Jul 27 On this day in history ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64
Jul 29 In the year 1981 nearly four billion people in seventy-four countries tuned in to witness the marriage of Charles, heir to the British throne, to a young English schoolteacher named Lady Diana Spence
Jul 29 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer on this day in history.
Jul 31 In the year 1981 arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn
Jul 31 On this day in history gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash
Aug 01 MTV premiers this day in the year 1981.
Aug 01 In the year 1981 paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
Aug 03 In the year 1981 robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
Aug 04 In the year 1981 columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
Aug 04 Melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Aug 04 On this day in history melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
Aug 04 On this day in history oliver North is assigned to White House duty
Aug 05 Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike on this day in history.
Aug 06 NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed on this day in history.
Aug 08 In the year 1981 uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb
Aug 10 On this day in history coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
Aug 10 In the year 1981 the Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
Aug 12 In the year 1981 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0