Historical Events In 1981
Friday, 10 July 2020
Jul 12 On this day in history in British Columbia, 48,000 BC woodworkers go on strike, shut down forest industry; 60,000 workers off the job by July 20.
Jul 16 On this day in history 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 In the year 1981 fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
Jul 17 Humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens on this day in history.
Jul 17 In the year 1981 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 In the year 1981 louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
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 in the year 1981.
Jul 26 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 e Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco
Jul 26 NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant in the year 1981.
Jul 27 On this day in history billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies
Jul 27 Ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64 in the year 1981.
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 in the year 1981.
Jul 31 Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn in the year 1981.
Jul 31 On this day in history gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash
Aug 01 In the year 1981 mTV premiers this day
Aug 01 In the year 1981 paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
Aug 03 Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered in the year 1981.
Aug 04 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission on this day in history.
Aug 04 In the year 1981 melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80
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 On this day in history pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike
Aug 06 On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
Aug 08 US announce plans to produce the neutron bomb on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1981 coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
Aug 10 The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes in the year 1981.