Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Aug 12 In the year 1981 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
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 on this day in history.
Aug 18 On this day in history anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
Aug 18 Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
Aug 21 In the year 1981 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 On this day in history mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon
Aug 24 In the year 1981 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
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 On this day in history jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266 09)
Aug 25 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09) on this day in history.
Aug 25 Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years on this day in history.
Aug 25 The spacecraft Voyager 2 flies past the planet Saturn in the year 1981.
Aug 25 On this day in history voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
Aug 26 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack on this day in history.
Aug 26 In the year 1981 space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
Aug 27 In the year 1981 divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria
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 on this day in history.
Aug 28 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history john Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
Aug 28 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men on this day in history.
Aug 28 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.
Aug 28 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.
Aug 29 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89 on this day in history.
Aug 30 In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 1981 mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
Aug 31 On this day in history joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
Sep 01 Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76 on this day in history.
Sep 01 In the year 1981 fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
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.