Historical Events In 1981
Thursday, 09 December 2021
Jul 12 In British Columbia, 48,000 BC woodworkers go on strike, shut down forest industry; 60,000 workers off the job by July 20 on this day in history.
Jul 16 In the year 1981 harry Chapin dies at 39, when his car is rear-ended
Jul 16 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38 on this day in history.
Jul 16 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously on this day in history.
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 Humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens in the year 1981.
Jul 17 Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured in the year 1981.
Jul 18 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87 in the year 1981.
Jul 19 On this day in history louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
Jul 22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life in the year 1981.
Jul 25 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Jul 25 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn on this day in history.
Jul 26 In the year 1981 2 climbers rappell 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
Jul 26 On this day in history 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 In the year 1981 ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64
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 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer on this day in history.
Jul 31 On this day in history arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn
Jul 31 Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash in the year 1981.
Aug 01 MTV premiers this day on this day in history.
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 On this day in history columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
Aug 04 Melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80 in the year 1981.
Aug 04 In the year 1981 melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
Aug 04 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty on this day in history.
Aug 05 On this day in history pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike
Aug 06 In the year 1981 nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
Aug 08 On this day in history uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb
Aug 10 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1981 the Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes