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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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Possession

Possession

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Country: United States of America

Light Years Away

Light Years Away

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Alain Tanner

Starring: Trevor Howard, Mick Ford, Bernice Stegers, Henri Virlojeux

Escape from New York

Escape from New York

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States of America

Laawaris

Laawaris

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan

Polyester

Polyester

Release year: 1981

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson

Books

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The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

The White Hotel

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It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust.

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

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 Eagle'S Gift by Carlos Castaneda

The Eagle'S Gift

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Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."His

The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris

The Last Mafioso

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