Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Jul 16 Harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended in the year 1981.
Jul 16 In the year 1981 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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1981.
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 in the year 1981.
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 in the year 1981.
Jul 25 In the year 1981 voyager 2 encounters Saturn
Jul 26 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela in the year 1981.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
Jul 26 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2845 Franklinken & #2882 Tedesco in the year 1981.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 nY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
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 on this day in history.
Jul 29 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 on this day in history.
Jul 29 In the year 1981 prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer
Jul 31 Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn on this day in history.
Jul 31 Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash on this day in history.
Aug 01 MTV premiers this day on this day in history.
Aug 01 On this day in history 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 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission in the year 1981.
Aug 04 On this day in history melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80
Aug 04 In the year 1981 melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
Aug 04 In the year 1981 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 in the year 1981.
Aug 08 On this day in history uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb
Aug 10 In the year 1981 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