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1981 Historical Event(s)
- February 5, 1981 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 6, 1981 – The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
- March 1, 1981 – Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
- April 9, 1981 – The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
- June 5, 1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
- August 1, 1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
- August 24, 1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
- September 25, 1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.
- November 1, 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
- November 30, 1981 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
Who Were Born On 1981?
- January 7, 1981 – Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
- February 4, 1981 – Allen Forrest, American recording artist/ music producer
- March 18, 1981 – Lovro Zovko, Croatian tennis player
- March 26, 1981 – Josh Wilson, American baseball player
- May 21, 1981 – Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player
- August 11, 1981 – Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
- August 26, 1981 – Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
- October 30, 1981 – Ayaka Kimura, Japanese actress
- November 9, 1981 – Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
- November 15, 1981 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer