What Happened on July 17, 1981

Historical Events

  • "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
  • Humber Estuary Bridge in UK opens, world's longest span (1.4 km)
  • Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • Lobby walkways at Kansas City's Hyatt Regency hotel collapse killing 114 and injuring over 200
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 History

About July 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 8 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