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Historical Events In 1981

Monday, 03 October 2022

Aug 12   IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 14   On this day in history dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 17   Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 18   Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 18   Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 19   2 VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz shoot down 2 Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 19   On this day in history jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 21   In the year 1981 hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 21   On this day in history ottawa Roughrider Tony Gabriel catches a pass in his 128th consecutive game; sets world pro football record; record eclipsed in 1987 by the Steve Largent of the NFL.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 24   Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 24   Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 24   On this day in history mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   On this day in history jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09) in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   The spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   On this day in history voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 26   In the year 1981 lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 26   Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 27   In the year 1981 divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 27   Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 27   Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   On this day in history national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   On this day in history sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken) in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 29   On this day in history lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 30   In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 30   In the year 1981 mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 31   Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 01   On this day in history albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 01   Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH) in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 03   David Brinkley ends 38 years with NBC News as anchor and commentator, only to jump ship to rival network ABC in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of emma Pierson, British actress  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   In the year 1981 birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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