Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 11 April 2021
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 In the year 1981 e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante
Apr 02 In the year 1981 a Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400
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 In the year 1981 brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
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) in the year 1981.
Apr 05 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez on this day in history.
Apr 05 In the year 1981 bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
Apr 05 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo in the year 1981.
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 Bob "The Bear" Hite, singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies on this day in history.
Apr 07 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec in the year 1981.
Apr 08 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.
Apr 08 Norman Taurog, dies on this day in history.
Apr 09 Gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88 on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history scott Gwartz was born
Apr 09 On this day in history uS sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
Apr 10 In the year 1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premiers
Apr 10 In the year 1981 computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
Apr 10 In the year 1981 imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment
Apr 11 Marie Ney, dies at 85 in the year 1981.
Apr 11 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him in the year 1981.
Apr 11 In the year 1981 valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
Apr 12 On this day in history 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.
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 In the year 1981 wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
Apr 14 Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth on this day in history.
Apr 14 The first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched on this day in history.
Apr 15 On this day in history french Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67