On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1981

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street
1981 Highlights

About July 10, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer