Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Dec 11 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick in the year 1981.
Dec 11 On this day in history spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Dec 11 UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General on this day in history.
Dec 12 Wayne Gretsky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39) in the year 1981.
Dec 13 On this day in history polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
Dec 14 On this day in history israel annexes Golan Heights
Dec 15 In the year 1981 nASA launches Intelsat V
Dec 17 In the year 1981 members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
Dec 18 Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide in the year 1981.
Dec 20 On this day in history "Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway
Dec 27 Hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
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 on this day in history.