Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Jan 31 Gaetan Boucher 1958- skates the 1000m in a world record time of 1:13.39; native of Charlesbourg, Quebec will go on to win gold in the 1000m and 1500m, and a bronze in the 500m at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics in the year 1981.
Jan 31 In the year 1981 gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39)
Feb 01 In the year 1981 australian cricket captain Greg Chappell causes furore when he orders his brother Trevor to bowl underarm to a New Zealand batsman.
Feb 01 In the year 1981 donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
Feb 01 Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history dutch Antilles census is 231,932
Feb 01 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq in the year 1981.
Feb 01 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
Feb 03 On this day in history gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway
Feb 05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 05 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane in the year 1981.
Feb 05 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy in the year 1981.
Feb 06 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV on this day in history.
Feb 06 Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon in the year 1981.
Feb 08 US female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak in the year 1981.
Feb 08 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on this day in history.
Feb 09 In the year 1981 bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55.
Feb 09 Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55 on this day in history.
Feb 10 A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino in the year 1981.
Feb 10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249 on this day in history.
Feb 11 Australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win on this day in history.
Feb 11 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski in the year 1981.
Feb 12 Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.
Feb 12 In the year 1981 jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
Feb 13 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words on this day in history.
Feb 15 In the year 1981 jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
Feb 15 In the year 1981 rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY
Feb 16 Howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1981.
Feb 19 On this day in history frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
Feb 20 Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
Feb 21 On this day in history japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
Feb 21 On this day in history nASA launches Comstar D-4