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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1981: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1981?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1981 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • 02 Aug 1981 Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
  • 03 Aug 1981 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
  • 04 Aug 1981 Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission
  • 05 Aug 1981 Federal government began firing striking air traffic controllers
  • 06 Aug 1981 Crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 07 Aug 1981 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
  • 09 Aug 1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • 10 Aug 1981 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
  • 12 Aug 1981 IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
  • 13 Aug 1981 Last broadcast of Waltons on CBS-TV
  • 14 Aug 1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off New York Met Mike Scott
  • 15 Aug 1981 Botham scores a century in 86 balls vs. Australia at Old Trafford
  • 16 Aug 1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 18 Aug 1981 My Fair Lady opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 19 Aug 1981 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
  • 24 Aug 1981 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • 25 Aug 1981 Jeff Schwartz sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09).
  • 26 Aug 1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
  • 27 Aug 1981 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
  • 28 Aug 1981 Sebastian Coe of the UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
  • 29 Aug 1981 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
  • 30 Aug 1981 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • 31 Aug 1981 Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1981?
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The Art Of Japanese Management by Richard Tanner Pascale and Anthony G. Athos

The Art Of Japanese Management

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Shows you how to use the best of Japanese business techniques.

License Renewed by John Gardner

License Renewed

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Different cover same book. Some spine and edge wear. Very clean and intact. Ships quickly and packaged carefully!

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Tar Baby

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Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel

The Beverly Hills Diet

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NEW BOOK. Never been read! This book came from a bookstore closing. Dust cover may have slight shelf wear or with light bookstore handling.