Historical Events In 1981
Friday, 31 March 2023
May 27 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol on this day in history.
May 27 On this day in history liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris France
May 27 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
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 In the year 1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
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 on this day in history.
Jun 01 Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97 in the year 1981.
Jun 02 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be in the year 1981.
Jun 03 Carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76 in the year 1981.
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 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 On this day in history 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 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 in the year 1981.
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 on this day in history.
Jun 11 Golbaf earthquake in Iran killing 3,000 people on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1981 teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
Jun 13 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow" in the year 1981.
Jun 14 The French Socialist Party wins landslide presidential vote on this day in history.
Jun 16 Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered on this day in history.
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 India's APPLE satellite, first to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched in the year 1981.
Jun 21 In the year 1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
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