Historical Events in 1981 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 773 of 773

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Oct 4 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 4 Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ
  • Oct 4 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant
  • Oct 5 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • Oct 5 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)

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Oct 7 Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Oct 7 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • Oct 8 USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser

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Oct 8 President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 9 Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • Oct 10 Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
  • Oct 11 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 11 LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yds)
  • Oct 11 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
  • Oct 11 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • Oct 12 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 12 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins
  • Oct 13 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt
  • Oct 14 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • Oct 14 Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • Oct 15 Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 16 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
  • Oct 16 Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC
  • Oct 17 32nd Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by one point
  • Oct 18 Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
  • Oct 18 NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
  • Oct 18 Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
  • Oct 19 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant

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Oct 19 Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel Prize for Physics (laser)

  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 20 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
  • Oct 20 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
  • Oct 20 Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
  • Oct 22 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
  • Oct 22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • Oct 22 US national debt tops $1 trillion
  • Oct 22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 22 The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
  • Oct 22 The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
  • Oct 22 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny
  • Oct 23 US national debt hits $1 trillion

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Oct 24 Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Oct 25 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • Oct 25 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • Oct 25 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile
  • Oct 25 Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon

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Oct 25 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Oct 26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • Oct 27 Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • Oct 28 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
  • Oct 28 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
  • Oct 29 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
  • Oct 31 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
  • Nov 1 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • Nov 1 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
  • Nov 1 Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Nov 1 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 4 Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining
  • Nov 4 Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
  • Nov 5 Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 5 Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine
  • Nov 6 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 7 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 8 Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
  • Nov 8 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Nov 10 Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Nov 11 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • Nov 12 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Nov 12 Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
  • Nov 12 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Nov 12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

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Nov 13 Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 14 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
  • Nov 14 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again
  • Nov 14 Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
  • Nov 14 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
  • Nov 15 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 16 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 16 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis

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Nov 16 President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 17 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Nov 17 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws

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Nov 18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 19 U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil
  • Nov 20 Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship
  • Nov 20 Burundi adopts its constitution
  • Nov 20 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"
  • Nov 20 Ringo releases "Stop & Smell Roses" album
  • Nov 21 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

  • Nov 22 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 22 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • Nov 22 Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
  • Nov 22 SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 22 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 23 President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982
  • Nov 24 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
  • Nov 25 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
  • Nov 25 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

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Nov 25 Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 28 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 28 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
  • Nov 28 46th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Nov 29 Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • Nov 29 Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front

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Nov 30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 30 Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
  • Nov 30 South Africa anti-apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
  • Nov 30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • Dec 1 Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
  • Dec 2 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
  • Dec 2 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, opens at 11:30 AM
  • Dec 2 Spanish government requests membership of NATO
  • Dec 3 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 4 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Dec 4 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
  • Dec 4 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
  • Dec 5 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Dec 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 6 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
  • Dec 7 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
  • Dec 8 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 9 Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
  • Dec 10 -13] El Salvador army kills 900
  • Dec 10 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 10 The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.
  • Dec 11 Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees

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Dec 11 Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Dec 11 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
  • Dec 11 UN Secrity Council choses Javier Pérez de Cuélla of Peru as the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Dec 11 Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
  • Dec 11 El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war.
  • Dec 12 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Dec 12 Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
  • Dec 13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • Dec 13 Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
  • Dec 14 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
  • Dec 15 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 503
  • Dec 16 Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls
  • Dec 17 Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brig Gen James L Dozier
  • Dec 19 Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee, Cornwall, lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
  • Dec 19 Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
  • Dec 20 Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
  • Dec 20 Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
  • Dec 20 Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
  • Dec 21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
  • Dec 22 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
  • Dec 22 Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms
  • Dec 23 Geoffrey Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Cricket with 8033
  • Dec 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 26 One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Aust v WI
  • Dec 27 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310

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Dec 27 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Dec 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28 Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
  • Dec 28 Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
  • Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Dec 30 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
  • Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts
  • Dec 31 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
  • Dec 31 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000