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Historical Events In 1981

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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   Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 17   Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 18   Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on this day in history.  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   Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 21   On this day in history hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 21   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 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 24   Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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   In the year 1981 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   Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09) on this day in history.  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   On this day in history mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 25   The spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Aug 26   On this day in history lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 26   In the year 1981 space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Aug 27   In the year 1981 joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62  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 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 28   In the year 1981 john Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan  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   Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.  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 29   Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Aug 30   Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 31   Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 01   Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76 in the year 1981.  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   On this day in history david Brinkley ends 38 years with NBC News as anchor and commentator, only to jump ship to rival network ABC.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

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Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of michael Clarke, Australian cricketer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of jessica Alba, American actress  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   John O'Shea, Irish footballer was born in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  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   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   On this day in history birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1981 harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   On this day in history a[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1981.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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