July 1981 calendar

July 1981

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1981?


  • 01 Jul 1981 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
  • 02 Jul 1981 The Wonderland Gang is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash.
  • 03 Jul 1981 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova
  • 05 Jul 1981 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
  • 07 Jul 1981 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
  • 08 Jul 1981 Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks / plane / steel industry in France
  • 09 Jul 1981 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • 10 Jul 1981 CERN achieves first proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV).
  • 11 Jul 1981 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
  • 12 Jul 1981 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 14 Jul 1981 US Senate confirms Donna Pope as US Mint director.
  • 16 Jul 1981 India performs nuclear Test
  • 17 Jul 1981 This is Burlesque closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 18 Jul 1981 Poland communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
  • 19 Jul 1981 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
  • 20 Jul 1981 England set for innings loss vs. Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • 21 Jul 1981 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
  • 22 Jul 1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome court to life in prison.
  • 24 Jul 1981 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected President of Iran
  • 25 Jul 1981 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn.
  • 26 Jul 1981 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • 27 Jul 1981 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • 29 Jul 1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 30 Jul 1981 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
  • 31 Jul 1981 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
  • 07 Jul 1981 US President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1981?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Bette Davis Eyesyoutube
  2. - The One That You Loveyoutube
  3. - Jessie's Girlyoutube
  4. - All Those Years Ago
  5. - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Being With You
  2. - Ghost Town
  3. - One Day In Your Life
  4. - Stars On 45 (Volume 2)
  5. - More Than In Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1981?

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex


This article discusses the psychological need of many women for someone to take care of them and for women to learn how to get out of this dependency.

Creation by Gore Vidal



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

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman

Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number


The Americas, Ilan Stanvans, Series Editor EUR Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner EUR. Selected by the New York Times as "Books of the Century".

The Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley

The Alpha Strategy


The Alpha Strategy is a common-sense, refreshing idea that can permanently and completely insulate your assets against all investment risks including inflation, market manipulation, and taxation.

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

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life


Hebrew translation of the original text