What Happened on July 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
  • Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
  • Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer