Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Feb 23 On this day in history people magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips
Feb 23 Spanish army officers attempt a coup in the Spanish Parliament in the year 1981.
Feb 23 Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails in the year 1981.
Feb 24 Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer on this day in history.
Feb 24 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower on this day in history.
Feb 25 On this day in history l Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
Feb 25 On this day in history the Calgary Flames score 11 goals against New York Islanders
Feb 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Feb 26 In the year 1981 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released
Feb 26 In the year 1981 fC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
Feb 26 In the year 1981 french Train à Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
Feb 27 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747 in the year 1981.
Feb 27 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory" on this day in history.
Feb 28 China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan on this day in history.
Mar 01 On this day in history "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
Mar 01 In the year 1981 alberta cuts oil production to protest Ottawa's National Energy Policy the federal government replies by a compensation charge as Energy Minister Marc Lalonde matches Alberta cutbacks by a "Lougheed Levy" to subsidize imports
Mar 01 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies) in the year 1981.
Mar 01 On this day in history iRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.)
Mar 01 On this day in history sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
Mar 02 Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists in the year 1981.
Mar 02 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC in the year 1981.
Mar 02 In the year 1981 janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
Mar 04 Torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies on this day in history.
Mar 05 On this day in history brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64
Mar 05 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer in the year 1981.
Mar 05 World Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain) on this day in history.
Mar 06 On this day in history cBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast.
Mar 06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1981.
Mar 06 In the year 1981 george Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
Mar 06 On this day in history soyuz 39 returns to Earth
Mar 06 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in the year 1981.
Mar 07 John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Mar 07 The first homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death on this day in history.
Mar 08 On this day in history nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic