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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1981?


Events

  • 01 May 1981 Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
  • 02 May 1981 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
  • 03 May 1981 Can-Can closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 04 May 1981 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • 05 May 1981 Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and elected member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, dies aged 27 while on hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 06 May 1981 Inacent Black opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 08 May 1981 Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, one short of record.
  • 09 May 1981 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx Historian
  • 10 May 1981 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
  • 12 May 1981 Lena Horne: Lady, Music opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 performances
  • 13 May 1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II.
  • 14 May 1981 35th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2.
  • 15 May 1981 George Harrison releases All Those Years Ago in the UK
  • 16 May 1981 Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
  • 17 May 1981 Inacent Black closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 20 May 1981 Ipswich Town wins 10th UEFA Cup at Amsterdam.
  • 21 May 1981 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat the Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
  • 22 May 1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth.
  • 23 May 1981 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage.
  • 24 May 1981 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 25 May 1981 Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
  • 26 May 1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14.
  • 27 May 1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
  • 29 May 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 30 May 1981 Nightline extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • 31 May 1981 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship.

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1981?
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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

The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon

The Company Of Women

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"A superb, stunningly written novel." The Philadelphia InquirerRaised by five intensely religious women and a charismatic, controversial priest, sheltered from the secular world, Felicitas Maria Taylor is intelligent, charming, and desperate

Best Evidence by David S. Lifton

Best Evidence

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Another take on the story. good read

Xpd by Len Deighton

Xpd

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June 11, 1940 – where is Winston Churchill?A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine

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