Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
May 27 On this day in history john Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
May 27 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris France in the year 1981.
May 27 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
May 28 In the year 1981 mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
May 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
May 30 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday) on this day in history.
May 30 In the year 1981 bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
May 30 Ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated in the year 1981.
Jun 01 In the year 1981 carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97
Jun 02 On this day in history 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 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life on this day in history.
Jun 04 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2494 Inge, #2797 Teucer, #2870 Haupt, #3169 Ostro & #3726 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1981 philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
Jun 07 Iraq's only nuclear reactor is destroyed by Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers on this day in history.
Jun 09 On this day in history allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
Jun 10 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail on this day in history.
Jun 10 Russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Jun 11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73 in the year 1981.
Jun 11 Southern Iran a 6.9 quake killed 3000 with many injured, and extensive damage in Kerman Province on this day in history.
Jun 12 On this day in history baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
Jun 13 On this day in history 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
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 The French Socialist Party wins landslide presidential vote on this day in history.
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 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit on this day in history.
Jun 19 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa on this day in history.
Jun 19 In the year 1981 india's APPLE satellite, first to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
Jun 21 On this day in history 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
Jun 21 On this day in history gunnar Ek, composer, dies on 81st birthday