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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1981?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1981 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
  • 02 Feb 1981 Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at age 88.
  • 03 Feb 1981 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected Premier of Norway
  • 05 Feb 1981 Piaf opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • 06 Feb 1981 Brady Brides, debuts on NBC TV
  • 08 Feb 1981 Brigadoon closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 133 performances
  • 09 Feb 1981 Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 and injures 214.
  • 10 Feb 1981 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
  • 11 Feb 1981 Polish Premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
  • 12 Feb 1981 Cape Verde amends its constitution.
  • 13 Feb 1981 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
  • 14 Feb 1981 Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 15 Feb 1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York.
  • 17 Feb 1981 Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history
  • 20 Feb 1981 James Sanford equals 50 metre indoor world record (5.61 seconds).
  • 21 Feb 1981 Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
  • 22 Feb 1981 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic.
  • 23 Feb 1981 People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
  • 24 Feb 1981 Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • 25 Feb 1981 Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
  • 26 Feb 1981 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn and Bost
  • 27 Feb 1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record Ebony and Ivory
  • 28 Feb 1981 Calvin Murphy (Houston Rockets) sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws.

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Movies

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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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 …

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

The Last Mafioso

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