Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Dec 11 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick in the year 1981.
Dec 11 In the year 1981 spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Dec 11 In the year 1981 uN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General
Dec 12 Wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39) in the year 1981.
Dec 13 Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists in the year 1981.
Dec 14 Israel annexes Golan Heights on this day in history.
Dec 15 On this day in history nASA launches Intelsat V
Dec 17 In the year 1981 members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
Dec 18 On this day in history mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
Dec 20 In the year 1981 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway
Dec 27 On this day in history hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82
Dec 28 On this day in history elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dec 29 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41 in the year 1981.
Dec 30 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season in the year 1981.
Dec 31 Frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1981.
Dec 31 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana in the year 1981.