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1981
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ian Botham
Cricketer
1981
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur 3 Manchester City 2 (Replay); First game 1-1 (aet)
1981
   President of the United States was   
Ronald Reagan
Oldest President elected at age 73.
1981
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Nelson Piquet
1981
   Formula One World Constructors' Champion was   
Williams
1981
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
John McEnroe
1981
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Chris Evert Lloyd
1981
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
John McEnroe
d. Björn Borg 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-3
1981
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Tracy Austin
1981
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Martina Navrátilová
1981
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Björn Borg
1981
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
42nd Street
1981
   World Series Champions were the   
Los Angeles Dodgers
6 games v. New York Yankees. MVPs: Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero, and Steve Yeager
1981
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Lech Wałęsa
Polish trade union organiser and Nobel Peace prize winner. Was reputedly offered a million dollars to shave off his moustache for a razor company campaign.
1981
   the winner was   
Marcus Allen
RB from Southern California
1981
   Swiss Football League Championship winners were   
FC Zürich
1981
   was the year   
IBM Launched the Original PC
1981
   was the year   
France Abolished the Guillotine
1981
   was the year   
US Hostages Were Freed from Tehran
1981
   was the year   
The Space Shuttle Made Its First Appearance
1981
   Playboy Playmate of the Year was   
Terri Welles
1981
   the winner was   
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
An international relief agency founded by the UN in 1951
1981
   the winner was   
Susan Powell
Elk City, Oklahoma
1981
   the winner was   
Chariots of Fire
Directed by Hugh Hudson for The Ladd Co / Warner Bros
1981
   the winner was   
Pleasant Colony
Jorge Velasquez
1981
   winner of The Masters was   
Tom Watson
1981
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Liverpool
England
1981
      
Chengara Veetil Devan Nair
1981
   the winner was   
Hana Mandlíková
Defeated Sylvia Hanika 6-2, 6-4
Antigua and Barbuda
   gained independence in   
1981
1 November. United Kingdom
1981
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Just A Dash
Jockey - Pete Cook, Trainer - T J Smith, Owner - L. J. Williams, et al, Time - 3.21.20
President Reagan’s Assassination Attempt, Space Shuttle Debuts, IBM’s First PC, Lady Di’s Wedding
   are all   
Major Events of 1981
1981
   was the year   
Bobby Sands Died
IRA hunger-striker. In prison in Northern Ireland
1981
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
United Kingdom
"Making Your Mind Up" performed by Bucks Fizz. Music and Lyrics Andy Hill and John Danter
11 December 1979 - 30 June 1981
      
Charles Haughey
1 term, Fianna Fáil,
30 June 1981 - 9 March 1982
      
Garret FitzGerald
1 term, Fine Gael
1981
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Pleasant Colony
Jorge Velasquez on board -- Trainer John P. Campo -- Buckland Farm -- 1:54.60
1981
   was the year the Triple Crown was lost by   
Pleasant Colony
Summing, was positioned nicely on the rail as they headed for home and Pleasant Colony simply couldn't run him down, ending up a tiring 3rd
1981
   was the debut year for   
Cyprus
1981
   Jeux Sans Frontières winners were   
Dartmouth (Great Britain) and Lisboa (Portugal)
No more Germans, who had pulled out because of falling viewing figures.
1981
   winner was   
Liverpool
Liverpool 1 West Ham United 0 ( after replay 1-1)
Edmonton Eskimos
   won the Grey Cup in   
1981
Edmonton Eskimos defeated Ottawa Rough Riders 26-23 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec on November 22, 1981. future US Congressman J.C. Watts quarterbacked the Ottawa team and was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy in the game. underdog Ottawa with a 5-11 season record nearly upset the 14-1-1 Eskimos. the fourth of Edmonton's 5 consecutive Grey Cup victories.
1981
   the winner was the   
New York Islanders
1981
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Houston Rockets
1981
   was won by   
Julius Erving
January 20, 1981
   the oath was recited by   
Ronald W. Reagan
West Front, U.S. Capitol by Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1981
   Ali fought   
Trevor Berbick
Lost unanimous decision
1981
   player of the year was   
Frans Thijssen
Ipswich Town
1981
   was the year   
The Space Shuttle Made Its First Appearance
1981
   was the year   
US Hostages Were Freed from Tehran






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