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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1981?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1981 Sophisticated Ladies opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances
  • 02 Mar 1981 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC
  • 05 Mar 1981 Bring Back Birdie opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 06 Mar 1981 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
  • 07 Mar 1981 Bring Back Birdie closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 08 Mar 1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Queensland 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
  • 09 Mar 1981 Max Delbrnck, German/US biologist (Nobel Prize 1969), dies at age 74 (born 1906).
  • 11 Mar 1981 Chile constitution takes effect; military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President for another 8-year term.
  • 12 Mar 1981 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 13 Mar 1981 Attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca
  • 15 Mar 1981 Broadway Follies opens / closes at Nederlander Theater, New York City
  • 17 Mar 1981 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team, forms.
  • 18 Mar 1981 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in one period (they beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4).
  • 19 Mar 1981 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
  • 20 Mar 1981 Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
  • 22 Mar 1981 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
  • 23 Mar 1981 US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.
  • 24 Mar 1981 Nightline with Ted Koppel premieres on ABC
  • 25 Mar 1981 (to March 26) Bowers and Ruddy Galleries auctions part of the Garrett coin collection.
  • 26 Mar 1981 Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
  • 27 Mar 1981 John Lennon releases Watching the Wheels in the UK
  • 28 Mar 1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 metre (40.18 seconds).
  • 29 Mar 1981 Woman of the Year opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
  • 30 Mar 1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • 31 Mar 1981 53rd Academy Awards - Ordinary People, R De Niro and Sissy Spacek win

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Movies

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Christiane F.

Christiane F.

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Uli Edel

Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Country: United States of America

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

Thief

Thief

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1981?
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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

Answer As A Man by Taylor Caldwell

Answer As A Man

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All his life, Jason Garrity has had to battle intolerance and injustice in his quest for power, money, and love. His new hotel will give him financial security, the means to

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 Aviator by Ernest K. Gann

The Aviator

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The Aviator is a lovely tale set during those early daring days of mail flights in small biplanes. The trips were dangerous, information on weather enroute was minimal, frequently obtained by

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.