Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Dec 09 Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56 on this day in history.
Dec 10 In the year 1981 john Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
Dec 11 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick in the year 1981.
Dec 11 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center in the year 1981.
Dec 11 On this day in history uN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General
Dec 12 On this day in history wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
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 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 In the year 1981 mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
Dec 20 "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway in the year 1981.
Dec 27 Hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 28 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia on this day in history.
Dec 29 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41 on this day in history.
Dec 30 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season in the year 1981.
Dec 31 On this day in history frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60
Dec 31 Lt Rawlings stages coup in Ghana on this day in history.