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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1981.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1981: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1981?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1981 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
  • 02 Apr 1981 Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon.
  • 03 Apr 1981 The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.
  • 04 Apr 1981 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
  • 05 Apr 1981 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez.
  • 06 Apr 1981 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo.
  • 07 Apr 1981 Belgium Eysken's government forms.
  • 08 Apr 1981 Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
  • 09 Apr 1981 US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
  • 10 Apr 1981 Caveman with Ringo premieres
  • 11 Apr 1981 Race riot in London area of Brixton
  • 12 Apr 1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender / WRAL Golf Classic
  • 13 Apr 1981 Washington Post's Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize for "Jimmy's World" (later admits story was a hoax and returns prize).
  • 14 Apr 1981 First Space Shuttle - Columbia 1 - returns to Earth.
  • 15 Apr 1981 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award-winning 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie; Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story.
  • 16 Apr 1981 Copperfield opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 18 Apr 1981 Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
  • 19 Apr 1981 Oakland Athletics runs record to 11-0
  • 20 Apr 1981 Final performance of TV show Soap airs
  • 21 Apr 1981 US furnishes US$1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.
  • 22 Apr 1981 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike.
  • 24 Apr 1981 IBM-PC computer introduced
  • 25 Apr 1981 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
  • 26 Apr 1981 Copperfield closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 27 Apr 1981 Xerox introduces the Xerox 8010 Star Information System. It features graphics display, word processor, mouse, laser printer, Ethernet, and software for combining text and graphics Priced at about $16,000, the computer is not a commercial success. During its lifetime, 100,000 units are produced.
  • 29 Apr 1981 Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women).
  • 30 Apr 1981 Can-Can opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1981?
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Creation by Gore Vidal

Creation

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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript–Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus

The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon

The Company Of Women

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"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator

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The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …