Historical Events In 1981
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Mar 31 In the year 1981 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 in the year 1981.
Apr 01 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.
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 In the year 1981 race riots in London's Brixton area
Apr 04 Brad Johnson actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Apr 04 On this day in history brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
Apr 04 In the year 1981 henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
Apr 05 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez in the year 1981.
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 On this day in history philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
Apr 05 The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis in the year 1981.
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 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante
Apr 08 Norman Taurog, dies on this day in history.
Apr 09 Gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88 in the year 1981.
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 in the year 1981.
Apr 10 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment on this day in history.
Apr 11 In the year 1981 marie Ney, dies at 85
Apr 11 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him on this day in history.
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 in the year 1981.
Apr 12 On this day in history first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable
Apr 12 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
Apr 13 In the year 1981 wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
Apr 14 In the year 1981 space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
Apr 14 The first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched in the year 1981.
Apr 15 French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67 on this day in history.