September 1981 calendar

September 1981

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1981?


  • 01 Sep 1981 Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • 03 Sep 1981 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 04 Sep 1981 Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
  • 06 Sep 1981 Bob Lemon becomes the New York Yankees' manager for the second time.
  • 07 Sep 1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 09 Sep 1981 Vernon E Jordan resigns as President of National Urban League
  • 10 Sep 1981 Guernica of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
  • 11 Sep 1981 2nd government of Agt forms
  • 12 Sep 1981 95th US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova
  • 13 Sep 1981 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St. Blue, Judd Hirsh and Isabel Sanford wins
  • 14 Sep 1981 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
  • 15 Sep 1981 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Laborem exercens against capitalism / marxism
  • 16 Sep 1981 1st broadcast of Miami Vice on NBC-TV
  • 17 Sep 1981 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
  • 18 Sep 1981 Assemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 19 Sep 1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket.
  • 20 Sep 1981 Belize declares independence
  • 21 Sep 1981 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from the UK
  • 24 Sep 1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
  • 25 Sep 1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour
  • 26 Sep 1981 First flight of the Boeing 767 airliner.
  • 27 Sep 1981 Day in Hollywood, A Night.., closes at John Golden New York after 588 performances
  • 28 Sep 1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two black joggers in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 29 Sep 1981 US Senate confirms Elizabeth Jones as US Mint chief engraver.
  • 30 Sep 1981 Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • 01 Sep 1981 Central African President David Dacko is ousted from power in a bloodless military coup led by General André Kolingba.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Endless Love
  2. - Slow Hand
  3. - Queen Of Hearts
  4. - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)youtube
  5. - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Green Door
  2. - Tainted Love
  3. - Hooked On Classics
  4. - Prince Charming
  5. - Happy Birthday


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1981?

God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune


Dune is alive and well after hundreds of years. Leto, the son and savior of Dune, is alive, but far from human. This is the fate of all humanity

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.

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen

You Can Negotiate Anything


Herb Cohen believes that the world is a huge negotiating table. And, whether you like it or not: You are a negotiator. You can deal with your spouse, boss or bank manager, your children, solicitor or department store manager.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All


The triumphant finale to the legendary series

Women'S Work by Anne Tolstoi Wallach

Women'S Work


Young professional woman trying to find balance between work and relationships.