Historical Events In 1981
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
May 27 In the year 1981 john Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
May 27 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris France on this day in history.
May 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1981.
May 28 In the year 1981 mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
May 29 In the year 1981 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 30 In the year 1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
May 30 On this day in history bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
May 30 In the year 1981 ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated
Jun 01 Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97 on this day in history.
Jun 02 In the year 1981 barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
Jun 03 On this day in history carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
Jun 03 On this day in history pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life
Jun 04 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2494 Inge, #2797 Teucer, #2870 Haupt, #3169 Ostro & #3726
Jun 05 In the year 1981 center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
Jun 05 On this day in history george Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"
Jun 05 Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies on this day in history.
Jun 07 In the year 1981 iraq's only nuclear reactor is destroyed by Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers.
Jun 09 On this day in history allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
Jun 10 In the year 1981 iRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
Jun 10 On this day in history russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68
Jun 11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Jun 11 On this day in history golbaf earthquake in Iran killing 3,000 people
Jun 11 On this day in history southern Iran a 6.9 quake killed 3000 with many injured, and extensive damage in Kerman Province.
Jun 12 In the year 1981 baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
Jun 13 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany on this day in history.
Jun 13 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1981.
Jun 13 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow" on this day in history.
Jun 14 In the year 1981 the French Socialist Party wins landslide presidential vote
Jun 16 Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered in the year 1981.
Jun 19 In the year 1981 boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
Jun 19 In the year 1981 european Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
Jun 19 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa in the year 1981.
Jun 19 India's APPLE satellite, first to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched in the year 1981.
Jun 21 On this day in history 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000