Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Aug 12 IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 on this day in history.
Aug 14 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies in the year 1981.
Aug 17 Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87 in the year 1981.
Aug 18 Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on this day in history.
Aug 18 Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons in the year 1981.
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.
Aug 19 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Aug 21 On this day in history hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
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.
Aug 24 Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.
Aug 24 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder in the year 1981.
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.
Aug 25 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09) on this day in history.
Aug 25 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09) in the year 1981.
Aug 25 On this day in history mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
Aug 25 The spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn in the year 1981.
Aug 25 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km) on this day in history.
Aug 26 On this day in history lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
Aug 26 In the year 1981 space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
Aug 27 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria in the year 1981.
Aug 27 In the year 1981 joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
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.
Aug 28 In the year 1981 john Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
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.
Aug 28 On this day in history national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
Aug 28 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
Aug 29 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89 in the year 1981.
Aug 30 In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb on this day in history.
Aug 30 Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb on this day in history.
Aug 31 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 in the year 1981.
Sep 01 Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76 in the year 1981.
Sep 01 Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH) in the year 1981.
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.