Historical Events for July 1981

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Events 1 - 59 of 59

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
3rd - 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)
3rd - NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
4th - 95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)
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
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 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 perfs
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 - Poland communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
19th - 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 26th - 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by 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 Natl Bar Association

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