Historical Events for March 1981

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Events 1 - 67 of 67

1st - Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 perfs
1st - Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1st - Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among the prisoners is Bobby Sands
2nd - Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
2nd - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Wash DC
3rd - Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals
3rd - NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
5th - Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 perfs
5th - Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
5th - Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)
5th - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
5th - US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
6th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 6th - Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
6th - Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"
6th - Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
7th - Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
7th - 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
7th - 28th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60
7th - 22nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Georgia, 66-62
8th - "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 perfs
8th - Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
8th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
9th - Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 9th - 7th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)
11th - Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
11th - Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
12th - Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
12th - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC
12th - Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, VA
13th - NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul
15th - "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC
15th - Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
15th - Suriname failed coup under sgt-mjr Wilfred Hawker
17th - FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
18th - Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
19th - -21] Emmy 8th Daytime Awards - Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
19th - 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
19th - Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
20th - Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years
20th - Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr
22nd - 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 22nd - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
22nd - Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
22nd - Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
23rd - US Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men
23rd - US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
24th - "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
24th - Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
24th - Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
26th - Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo, Yugoslavia
26th - Soyuz T-4 lands
27th - John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK
28th - Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
28th - France performs nuclear test
28th - Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
28th - Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
28th - Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
29th - Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 29th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
29th - Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
29th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
30th - 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
30th - Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
30th - "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)
31st - 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
31st - 53rd Academy Awards - "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win

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