Historical Events In 1981
Monday, 24 January 2022
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 in the year 1981.
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 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg in the year 1981.
Apr 03 Race riots in London's Brixton area in the year 1981.
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) on this day in history.
Apr 05 On this day in history 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
Apr 05 Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36 in the year 1981.
Apr 05 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley and #2433 Sootiyo in the year 1981.
Apr 05 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes on this day in history.
Apr 05 In the year 1981 the Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev goes to Czechoslovakia to discuss Polish crisis
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 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante
Apr 08 On this day in history norman Taurog, dies
Apr 09 In the year 1981 gen Omar Bradley last 5-star general, dies in NY at 88
Apr 09 Scott Gwartz was born in the year 1981.
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 On this day in history computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
Apr 10 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment in the year 1981.
Apr 11 On this day in history marie Ney, dies at 85
Apr 11 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him in the year 1981.
Apr 11 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen in the year 1981.
Apr 12 In the year 1981 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 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 The first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched on this day in history.
Apr 15 In the year 1981 french Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67