Historical Events In 1981
Friday, 10 July 2020
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 on this day in history.
Jan 31 On this day in history 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 On this day in history dutch Antilles census is 231,932
Feb 01 On this day in history french government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
Feb 01 In the year 1981 trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
Feb 02 Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88 in the year 1981.
Feb 03 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway on this day in history.
Feb 05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73 in the year 1981.
Feb 05 On this day in history largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
Feb 05 In the year 1981 military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
Feb 06 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV in the year 1981.
Feb 06 Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon in the year 1981.
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
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 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 in the year 1981.
Feb 11 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski in the year 1981.
Feb 12 In the year 1981 admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
Feb 12 On this day in history 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 On this day in history jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
Feb 15 On this day in history rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY
Feb 16 On this day in history howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
Feb 19 Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94 in the year 1981.
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 Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k) on this day in history.
Feb 21 NASA launches Comstar D-4 in the year 1981.