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1981 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1981 – A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”.
- January 10, 1981 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
- January 21, 1981 – Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
- January 25, 1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
- January 28, 1981 – Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
- February 5, 1981 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- May 26, 1981 – Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
- July 27, 1981 – 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
- July 29, 1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
- September 25, 1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1981?
- January 20, 1981 – Brendan Fevola, Australian Rules Football Player
- February 16, 1981 – Jerry Owens, American baseball player
- April 9, 1981 – Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
- July 2, 1981 – Carlos Rogers, American football player
- October 28, 1981 – Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
- October 29, 1981 – Amanda Beard, American swimmer
- December 12, 1981 – Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier