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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1981?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1981 Production of Chevrolet Corvette cars begins at a new plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. The first Corvette is a two-tone Beige over Dark Brown 1981 model.
  • 02 Jun 1981 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
  • 03 Jun 1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
  • 04 Jun 1981 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
  • 05 Jun 1981 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
  • 06 Jun 1981 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
  • 07 Jun 1981 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
  • 08 Jun 1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
  • 10 Jun 1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Company
  • 11 Jun 1981 Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
  • 12 Jun 1981 Raiders Of The Lost Ark starring Harrison Ford premieres
  • 13 Jun 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
  • 14 Jun 1981 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
  • 17 Jun 1981 Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
  • 18 Jun 1981 Vaccine to prevent hoof and mouth disease announced
  • 19 Jun 1981 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified.
  • 20 Jun 1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
  • 21 Jun 1981 81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • 22 Jun 1981 Iran President Bani Sadr deposed
  • 23 Jun 1981 This Was Burlesque opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 24 Jun 1981 The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
  • 25 Jun 1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
  • 26 Jun 1981 For Your Eyes Only premieres in US
  • 27 Jun 1981 Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
  • 28 Jun 1981 Piaf closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 29 Jun 1981 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1981?
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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.

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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

Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

Wealth And Poverty by George Gilder

Wealth And Poverty

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Hailed as “the guide to capitalism,” the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has