September 1, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
  • Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • Northern Ireland’s first religiously integrated secondary school opens
  • RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show

Deaths in History


Person of interestAlbert Speer

Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), dies of a stroke at 76

Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer
Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production
Albert Speer
  • Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32