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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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Pixote

Pixote

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Chashme Buddoor

Chashme Buddoor

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Sai Paranjape

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Death Hunt

Death Hunt

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

The Beyond

The Beyond

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Country: United States of America

The Burning

The Burning

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Tony Maylam

Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1981?
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Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

Maria Callas by Arianna Stassinopoulos

Maria Callas

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For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "…the best since Callas."

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.

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

The Midwife by Gay Courter

The Midwife

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In this blockbuster bestseller we meet Hannah Blau, the midwife, who fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training in Moscow’s legendary Imperial College.