What Happened on July 10, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Actor
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street