Historical Events In 1981
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
May 28 Mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC on this day in history.
May 29 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1981 carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
Jun 03 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life in the year 1981.
Jun 04 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #2494 Inge, #2797 Teucer, #2870 Haupt, #3169 Ostro & #3726
Jun 05 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1981 iraq's only nuclear reactor is destroyed by Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers.
Jun 09 Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 Southern Iran a 6.9 quake killed 3000 with many injured, and extensive damage in Kerman Province on this day in history.
Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike in the year 1981.
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 On this day in history the French Socialist Party wins landslide presidential vote
Jun 16 Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered on this day in history.
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 in the year 1981.
Jun 19 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa on this day in history.
Jun 19 On this day in history india's APPLE satellite, first to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
Jun 21 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000 on this day in history.
Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, composer, dies on 81st birthday on this day in history.