What Happened on July 10, 1981

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • 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? 41 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Ghost Town - Specials