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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

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An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Country: United States of America

Prince of the City

Prince of the City

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Body Heat

Body Heat

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

Silsila

Silsila

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1981?
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The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins

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The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

Theory Z by William G. Ouchi

Theory Z

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Fascinating

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life

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Hebrew translation of the original text

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything

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Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you're a negotiator. Whether you're dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor,

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.