Historical Events In 1981
Monday, 17 February 2020
May 27 On this day in history john Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
May 27 On this day in history liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris France
May 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1981.
May 28 On this day in history mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
May 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1981.
May 30 On this day in history "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
May 30 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers on this day in history.
May 30 Ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated on this day in history.
Jun 01 Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97 in the year 1981.
Jun 02 In the year 1981 barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
Jun 03 In the year 1981 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 On this day in history center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
Jun 05 In the year 1981 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 On this day in history iRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
Jun 10 Russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Jun 11 On this day in history eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73
Jun 11 In the year 1981 southern Iran a 6.9 quake killed 3000 with many injured, and extensive damage in Kerman Province.
Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike on this day in history.
Jun 13 In the year 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
Jun 13 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1981.
Jun 13 In the year 1981 tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
Jun 14 The French Socialist Party wins landslide presidential vote on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered
Jun 19 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified in the year 1981.
Jun 19 On this day in history european Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
Jun 19 On this day in history heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa
Jun 19 In the year 1981 india's APPLE satellite, first to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
Jun 21 In the year 1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, composer, dies on 81st birthday in the year 1981.