Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Dec 09 Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56 in the year 1981.
Dec 10 In the year 1981 john Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
Dec 11 On this day in history muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
Dec 11 In the year 1981 spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Dec 11 On this day in history uN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General
Dec 12 In the year 1981 wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
Dec 13 In the year 1981 polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
Dec 14 In the year 1981 israel annexes Golan Heights
Dec 15 NASA launches Intelsat V in the year 1981.
Dec 17 Members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier in the year 1981.
Dec 18 On this day in history mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
Dec 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1981 hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82
Dec 28 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia on this day in history.
Dec 29 On this day in history guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
Dec 30 On this day in history wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
Dec 31 Frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1981.
Dec 31 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana in the year 1981.