1981 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 455

  • Jun 10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
  • Jun 10 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
  • Jun 11 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
  • Jun 11 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000.
  • Jun 12 Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election
  • Jun 13 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

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Jun 13 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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Jun 13 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • Jun 17 Battle between Muslims & Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
  • Jun 18 Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 18 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on US Supreme Court)
  • Jun 18 Vaccine to prevent hoof & mouth disease announced
  • Jun 18 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
  • Jun 19 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
  • Jun 19 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
  • Jun 19 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Jun 19 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
  • Jun 20 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime

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Jun 20 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 21 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
  • Jun 21 Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
  • Jun 21 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
  • Jun 21 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
  • Jun 22 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
  • Jun 22 Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
  • Jun 22 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
  • Jun 23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • Jun 23 French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
  • Jun 23 Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
  • Jun 25 Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
  • Jun 27 Cambodia adopts its constitution
  • Jun 27 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
  • Jun 28 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
  • Jun 29 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Tehran, 72 killed

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Jun 29 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • Jun 30 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
  • Jun 30 Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
  • Jul 1 Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • Jul 1 Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London
  • Jul 1 Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
  • Jul 1 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • Jul 3 NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
  • Jul 4 Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth
  • Jul 5 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
  • Jul 5 Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
  • Jul 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 7 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • Jul 7 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
  • Jul 8 France performs nuclear test
  • Jul 8 PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
  • Jul 8 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
  • Jul 9 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • Jul 10 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • Jul 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 11 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
  • Jul 11 Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
  • Jul 14 Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
  • Jul 16 India performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 16 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
  • Jul 17 Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
  • Jul 17 Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • Jul 17 Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
  • Jul 17 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 17 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • Jul 17 Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
  • Jul 18 Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel KC caves in (113 killed)
  • Jul 18 Polish communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
  • Jul 20 England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • Jul 21 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
  • Jul 22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life
  • Jul 24 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • Jul 25 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
  • Jul 26 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Jul 26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • Jul 29 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • Jul 29 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • Jul 30 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
  • Jul 30 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London
  • Jul 31 Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association
  • Aug 1 Poland premier Jagielski resigns
  • Aug 2 Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
  • Aug 3 France performs nuclear test in Pacific
  • Aug 3 Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
  • Aug 4 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
  • Aug 4 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
  • Aug 5 US President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
  • Aug 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 6 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron freed
  • Aug 6 NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
  • Aug 7 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
  • Aug 8 At a summit South African Trade Unions resolve to defy apartheid and labour laws
  • Aug 9 Six English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
  • Aug 9 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
  • Aug 9 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
  • Aug 10 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
  • Aug 10 Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
  • Aug 12 IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0)
  • Aug 12 Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)

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