Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Mar 31 On this day in history 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro, Sissy Spacek win
Apr 01 D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65 on this day in history.
Apr 01 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante in the year 1981.
Apr 02 A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 in the year 1981.
Apr 03 On this day in history arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg
Apr 03 Race riots in London's Brixton area on this day in history.
Apr 04 Brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 in the year 1981.
Apr 04 Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 in the year 1981.
Apr 04 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio) on this day in history.
Apr 05 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez in the year 1981.
Apr 05 Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36 in the year 1981.
Apr 05 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo
Apr 05 In the year 1981 philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
Apr 05 The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis on this day in history.
Apr 06 In the year 1981 bob "The Bear" Hite, singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies
Apr 07 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec on this day in history.
Apr 08 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante
Apr 08 In the year 1981 norman Taurog, dies
Apr 09 In the year 1981 gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88
Apr 09 In the year 1981 scott Gwartz was born
Apr 09 US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru on this day in history.
Apr 10 "Caveman" with Ringo premiers in the year 1981.
Apr 10 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded on this day in history.
Apr 10 On this day in history imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment
Apr 11 Marie Ney, dies at 85 in the year 1981.
Apr 11 In the year 1981 ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
Apr 11 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen in the year 1981.
Apr 12 First launching of re-useable Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) with all Navy crew. CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.) commanded, while LCDR Robert L. Crippen, USN was the pilot. Mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. Sixteen of the shuttle's heat-shielding silicon tiles were lost and 148 damaged during reentry in the year 1981.
Apr 12 In the year 1981 first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable
Apr 12 In the year 1981 hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
Apr 13 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) in the year 1981.
Apr 14 On this day in history space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
Apr 14 In the year 1981 the first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched
Apr 15 In the year 1981 french Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67