Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Jan 31 On this day in history 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
Jan 31 In the year 1981 gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39)
Feb 01 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell causes furore when he orders his brother Trevor to bowl underarm to a New Zealand batsman in the year 1981.
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 Dutch Antilles census is 231,932 in the year 1981.
Feb 01 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq in the year 1981.
Feb 01 On this day in history trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
Feb 02 On this day in history donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
Feb 03 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway in the year 1981.
Feb 05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
Feb 05 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1981 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
Feb 06 On this day in history beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
Feb 08 In the year 1981 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
Feb 08 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton in the year 1981.
Feb 09 Bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55 on this day in history.
Feb 09 Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55 on this day in history.
Feb 10 In the year 1981 a fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino.
Feb 10 In the year 1981 dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
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 on this day in history.
Feb 12 On this day in history admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
Feb 12 In the year 1981 jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
Feb 13 On this day in history longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
Feb 15 Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY
Feb 16 In the year 1981 howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
Feb 19 In the year 1981 frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
Feb 20 On this day in history flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
Feb 21 On this day in history "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 NASA launches Comstar D-4 on this day in history.