Historical Events In 1981
Monday, 20 March 2023
Mar 31 On this day in history 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro, Sissy Spacek win
Apr 01 In the year 1981 d[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
Apr 01 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante in the year 1981.
Apr 02 A Gilmore &P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3400 on this day in history.
Apr 03 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg on this day in history.
Apr 03 On this day in history race riots in London's Brixton area
Apr 04 On this day in history brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
Apr 04 In the year 1981 brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
Apr 04 On this day in history henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
Apr 05 On this day in history 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
Apr 05 On this day in history bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
Apr 05 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo on this day in history.
Apr 05 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes in the year 1981.
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 In the year 1981 willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
Apr 08 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante in the year 1981.
Apr 08 Norman Taurog, dies on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88
Apr 09 Scott Gwartz was born on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history uS sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
Apr 10 On this day in history "Caveman" with Ringo premiers
Apr 10 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded in the year 1981.
Apr 10 On this day in history imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment
Apr 11 In the year 1981 marie Ney, dies at 85
Apr 11 In the year 1981 ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
Apr 11 On this day in history valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
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 on this day in history.
Apr 12 First space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable in the year 1981.
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) on this day in history.
Apr 14 Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth on this day in history.
Apr 14 On this day in history the first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched
Apr 15 On this day in history french Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
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