Historical Events in July 1981

  • 1st Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • 1st NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
  • 1st Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London
  • 1st Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
  • 1st Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 88th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 3rd NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 4th Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth
  • 5th 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
  • 5th Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
  • 5th Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
  • 5th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 7th The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 7th Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
  • 7th Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
  • 8th France performs nuclear test
  • 8th PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
  • 8th Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
  • 9th Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • 10th CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • 10th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 11th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 11th Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
  • 11th Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
  • 12th Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 14th Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
  • 16th India performs nuclear Test
  • 16th Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
  • 17th "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 17th Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
  • 17th Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • 17th Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
  • 17th USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 17th Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • 17th Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
  • 18th Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel KC caves in (113 killed)
  • 18th Polish communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
  • 19th 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
  • 19th Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 19th 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 20th England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • 20th Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
  • 21st Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
  • 22nd Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life
  • 23rd 14th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 24th Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • 25th Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
  • 25th Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game.
  • 26th 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela

Sport awardGolf Major

26th 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 26th NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • 29th Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 29th Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 29th Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
  • 30th Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
  • 30th Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London
  • 31st 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 31st Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association