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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1981 AD

January

January 1: Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
January 1: Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
January 1: International Year for the Disabled begins
January 1: Palau, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, becomes self-governing
January 1: Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
January 2: Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
January 2: Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI vs. Pakistan
January 3: 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
January 3: Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
January 3: Greg Chappell scores 204 vs. India at the SCG
January 3: Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
January 4: 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
January 4: British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
January 4: "Frankenstein" opens and closes on Broadway
January 4: "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 578 performances
January 5: British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
January 5: "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
January 6: 50th hat trick in Islander history - John Tonelli scored 5 goals
January 8: India all out 63 in one-day international vs. Australia
January 8: "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 772 performances
January 8: Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
January 9: Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
January 10: El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
January 10: John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
January 11: British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
January 11: Palau adopts constitution
January 11: "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 93 performances
January 12: -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
January 12: Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
January 12: "Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
January 13: Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minute for 1/2 hour
January 13: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov
January 13: Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
January 14: FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
January 15: Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
January 15: "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
January 16: Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
January 16: Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
January 16: John Lennon releases "Woman" in the United Kingdom
January 16: Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and husband
January 17: Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
January 18: Iran accepts U.S. offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
January 18: Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
January 19: Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
January 19: U.S. and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
January 20: 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days are freed
January 20: Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
January 20: Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
January 20: Islander Glenn Resch's 25th and last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
January 20: Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
January 21: Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train
January 21: "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 54 performances
January 22: 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
January 22: O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
January 23: 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente, California
January 23: Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
January 23: Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
January 23: Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi
January 24: Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
January 24: Kim Hughes scores 213 vs. India at Adelaide
January 25: 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
January 25: Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
January 25: Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, quarterback
January 26: Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval
January 28: "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 12 performances
January 28: Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
January 28: William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
January 29: AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, and 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
January 30: 8th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers wins
January 31: 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
January 31: Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
January 31: "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1

February

February 1: 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
February 1: 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland
February 1: Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York City
February 1: Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
February 1: French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
February 1: NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
February 1: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
February 1: Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
February 3: Australia beats New Zealand 3-1 to win World Series Cup
February 3: Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway
February 5: Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
February 5: Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
February 5: "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 165 performances
February 6: Beatles McCartney, Starr and Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
February 6: "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
February 6: Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
February 8: "5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 12 performances
February 8: "Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 133 performances
February 8: Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 8: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
February 8: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
February 10: 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
February 10: 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
February 10: Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
February 11: Australia all out 83 vs. India at MCG chasing 143 to win
February 11: Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
February 12: Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
February 12: Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
February 12: Cape Verde amends its constitution
February 12: Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10m
February 13: Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
February 15: Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
February 15: Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York
February 17: Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in U.S. history
February 19: George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
February 20: Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
February 20: James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
February 21: Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
February 21: NASA launches Comstar D-4
February 21: "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
February 22: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
February 23: People mag features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
February 23: Spanish coup under Lt-colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails
February 24: Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
February 24: Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
February 24: Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower
February 25: 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins
February 25: Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
February 25: Executive Board of Baseball Players Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
February 25: L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
February 25: New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
February 25: NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 minutes)
February 25: Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
February 25: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 26: 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
February 26: 84 penalties (406 minutes) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minnesota and Boston
February 26: French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
February 27: Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
February 27: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record "Ebony and Ivory"
February 28: Calvin Murphy (Houston), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
February 28: China throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

March

March 1: Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison
March 1: Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
March 1: "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 767 performances
March 2: Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
March 2: Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington D.C.
March 3: Isle's Mike Bossy 9th and final hat trick of season-4 goals
March 3: New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
March 5: "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 4 performances
March 5: Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)
March 5: Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)
March 5: Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 5: U.S. government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
March 6: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 6: Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
March 6: Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
March 6: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
March 7: 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
March 7: "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 4 performances
March 8: Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
March 8: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
March 8: "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 54 performances
March 9: Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
March 11: Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
March 11: Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
March 12: Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
March 12: Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in New York City
March 12: Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, Virginia
March 13: NCAA St. Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul
March 15: "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater New York City
March 15: Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker
March 17: FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
March 18: Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
March 19: 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
March 19: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
March 19: Emmy 8th Daytime Awards - Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
March 20: Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years
March 20: Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr
March 22: 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
March 22: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
March 22: Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
March 22: Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
March 23: Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
March 24: Bombay beat Delhi by innings and 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
March 24: Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
March 24: "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
March 26: Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
March 26: Soyuz T-4 lands
March 27: John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in the United Kingdom
March 28: Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec
March 28: France performs nuclear test
March 28: Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
March 28: Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
March 28: Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 seconds)
March 29: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 29: Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
March 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 29: "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 770 performances
March 30: 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
March 30: President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III
March 31: 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
March 31: 53rd Academy Awards - "Ordinary People," R De Niro and Sissy Spacek win

April

April 1: CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
April 2: Belgium's 4th government of Martens resigns
April 2: Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon
April 3: Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25," with 1 leg
April 3: Race riots in London's Brixton area
April 4: Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
April 5: 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
April 5: Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
April 6: Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
April 7: Belgium Eyskens government forms
April 7: Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
April 8: Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
April 9: Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
April 9: U.S. submarine George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
April 10: "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
April 10: Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
April 10: France performs nuclear test
April 10: Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament
April 11: Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
April 11: Race riot in London area of Brixton
April 11: Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
April 11: Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
April 12: 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280
April 12: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
April 12: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
April 12: Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
April 13: Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
April 13: Washington Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
April 14: 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
April 15: Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story
April 16: Columbia space shuttle returns
April 16: "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 13 performances
April 17: Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers
April 17: Ranger's Anders Hedberg is 2nd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
April 18: Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
April 19: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
April 19: Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
April 19: Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)
April 19: William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos," premieres in New York City
April 20: 10th Boston Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe of New Zealand in 2:26:46
April 20: 85th Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:09:26
April 20: Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
April 20: Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
April 21: U.S. furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
April 22: 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
April 22: Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
April 22: Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
April 22: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 24: Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
April 24: IBM-PC computer introduced
April 24: San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
April 24: U.S. ends grain embargo against U.S.S.R.
April 25: Mariners manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
April 25: Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
April 26: Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
April 26: "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 13 performances
April 26: Largest U.S. bank robbery in Tucson, Arizona, more than $33 million stolen
April 27: 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
April 27: Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
April 29: Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
April 29: Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
April 30: 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones
April 30: "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances

May

May 1: Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
May 1: Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
May 1: Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
May 1: Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
May 2: 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
May 2: Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
May 3: "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 5 performances
May 3: "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens and closes at Morosco Theater New York City
May 3: Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
May 4: Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
May 4: Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
May 4: Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
May 5: 16th and final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
May 6: "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 14 performances
May 6: Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired and replaced by Rene Lachemann
May 6: U.S. expels Libyan diplomats
May 8: Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record
May 9: Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
May 10: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
May 10: Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France
May 10: Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits San Francisco Giants, 4-0
May 11: Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot's musical "Cats", premieres in London
May 11: Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
May 12: Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minnesota
May 12: "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander New York City for 333 performances
May 13: Attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca
May 13: Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II
May 13: Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St. Peter's Square
May 14: 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
May 14: NASA launches space vehicle S-192
May 15: 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)
May 15: George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in the United Kingdom
May 15: "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
May 15: Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
May 15: SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
May 15: Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6
May 16: 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6
May 16: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
May 16: Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
May 16: Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson
May 17: "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 14 performances
May 17: Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
May 17: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
May 19: Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires next 27 batters
May 20: Ipswich Town wins 10th UEFA Cup at Amsterdam
May 21: Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France
May 21: Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
May 21: Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
May 22: Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
May 23: Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage
May 23: NASA launches Intelsat V
May 24: Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
May 24: Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 25: Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial and Aaron)
May 25: Daniel Goodwin, climbs Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
May 25: Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
May 26: Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
May 27: John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
May 27: Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no
May 27: Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris
May 27: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 30: Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
May 30: Los Angeles Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
May 30: "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
May 31: Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

June

June 2: Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
June 3: Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
June 4: 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
June 5: Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader, 1,777
June 5: Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays, AIDS
June 5: George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"
June 6: 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
June 6: 51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)
June 6: Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
June 7: 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
June 7: 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
June 7: Israeli F-15's and F-16's destroys Iraqi plutonium production facility
June 7: Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
June 8: 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
June 8: Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
June 10: IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
June 10: Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
June 10: Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
June 10: Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
June 11: Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
June 12: 3rd baseball strike starts
June 12: Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
June 12: Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
June 12: Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti President election
June 12: "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres
June 13: 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
June 13: Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
June 13: Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
June 14: 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
June 17: Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
June 18: Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 18: Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires, replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on high court
June 18: Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, vs. England at Trent Bridge
June 18: Vaccine to prevent hoof and mouth disease announced
June 19: Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
June 19: European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
June 19: Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
June 19: India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
June 20: Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
June 20: Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
June 20: Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
June 21: 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
June 21: 81st U.S. Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
June 21: Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
June 21: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
June 21: Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
June 21: Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
June 22: 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
June 22: Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
June 22: John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon
June 22: Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
June 23: 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
June 23: Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
June 23: Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
June 23: French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
June 23: New York City mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
June 23: "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 28 performances
June 25: Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
June 26: "For Your Eyes Only" premieres in U.S.
June 27: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
June 27: Cambodia adopts its constitution
June 27: Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
June 28: 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
June 28: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
June 28: "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
June 29: Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
June 29: Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
June 30: China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy

July

July 1: Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
July 1: NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
July 1: Nell Dunn's "Steaming," premieres in London
July 1: Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
July 1: Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
July 3: 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
July 3: New York City transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
July 4: 95th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats B Borg (46 76 76 64)
July 4: Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts vs. Hants at Bournemouth
July 5: 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
July 5: Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
July 5: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 7: 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
July 7: Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
July 8: France performs nuclear test
July 8: Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
July 8: Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
July 9: Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
July 10: CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
July 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 11: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 11: Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
July 11: Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
July 12: Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 14: Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
July 16: India performs nuclear Test
July 16: Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
July 17: Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B. William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
July 17: Humbar Estuary Bridge, U.K., world's longest span, 1.4 km, opens
July 17: Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
July 17: Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
July 17: "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 28 performances
July 17: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 18: Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel Kansas City caves in (113 killed)
July 18: Poland Communist Party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
July 19: 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
July 19: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
July 20: England set for innings loss vs. Australia, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
July 20: Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
July 21: Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
July 22: Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
July 24: Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
July 25: Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
July 26: 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
July 26: 36th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
July 26: New York Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
July 29: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
July 29: Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
July 29: Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
July 30: Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
July 30: Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
July 31: 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
July 31: Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association

August

August 1: MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
August 1: Poland premier Jagielski resigns
August 2: Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
August 2: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 3: 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
August 3: France performs nuclear test
August 4: Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission
August 4: Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
August 5: President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
August 5: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 6: Argentina ex-president Isabel Peron freed
August 6: Due to strike, Yankees, A's, Philles and Dodgers declared 1st champs
August 6: NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
August 9: 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
August 9: 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
August 9: 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
August 9: All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
August 9: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
August 9: NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
August 10: Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
August 10: Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
August 10: Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
August 12: IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
August 12: Jon Erikson (U.S.) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
August 13: Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
August 13: Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
August 14: George Foster hits his 8th home run into red seats at Riverfront
August 14: Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott
August 15: Botham scores a century in 86 balls vs. Australia at Old Trafford
August 15: Robin Leamy of U.S. swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
August 16: Highest score in World Cup soccor match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
August 16: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
August 16: Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
August 18: Football running back, Herschel Walker, of University of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
August 18: Jerry Lee Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
August 18: "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 119 performances
August 19: 2 U.S. Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
August 23: Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
August 24: American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
August 24: Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for Lennon's murder
August 25: Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
August 25: Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
August 25: Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
August 26: Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
August 26: Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
August 27: Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
August 27: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 28: John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
August 28: National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
August 28: Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
August 29: 28th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 15-9
August 29: Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
August 30: Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
August 31: Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, vs. England at Lord's
August 31: Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser

September

September 1: Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
September 1: Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
September 1: RKO radio network is 1st to offer 2 separate overnight services
September 1: RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
September 2: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 3: Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
September 3: Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7
September 4: Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
September 4: Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
September 4: Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3)
September 4: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 6: Bob Lemon named New York Yankee manager for 2nd time
September 6: "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial New York City after 1082 performances
September 7: Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
September 7: Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
September 7: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 7: Judge Wapner and People's Court premier on TV
September 7: West Tampa Florida defeats Richmand Virgina, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
September 9: Vernon Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
September 10: "Guernica" of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
September 11: 2nd government of Agt forms
September 12: 95th U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
September 12: Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
September 12: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 12: Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yankees for 8 innings before Rick Cerone and Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
September 13: 101st U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (46 62 64 63)
September 13: 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St. Blue, Judd Hirsh and Isabel Sanford wins
September 13: April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yards and 13"
September 13: Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
September 13: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
September 13: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 14: Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
September 15: Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/marxism
September 15: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
September 16: 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
September 17: Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
September 19: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park
September 19: Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
September 19: Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a New York City Central Park concert
September 20: 24th Ryder Cup: U.S., 18 -9 at Walton Heath GC, England
September 20: Belize declares independence
September 20: Joe Danelo kicks then New York Giant record 55 yard field goal
September 20: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
September 21: Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from U.K.
September 21: Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
September 21: Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
September 24: Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
September 24: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 25: Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
September 25: Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
September 26: Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
September 26: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 27: "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf
September 28: Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
September 30: Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to Kansas City 5-2
September 30: Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics

October

October 1: J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder," premieres in London
October 1: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 2: Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
October 3: Brewers (since 1970) and Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
October 3: Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-month hunger strike
October 3: Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 4: Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
October 4: Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
October 4: Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
October 5: Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
October 5: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
October 7: Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
October 7: In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
October 8: 1st broadcast of "Cagney and Lacey" on ABC-TV
October 8: President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
October 10: Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
October 11: Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS
October 11: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
October 11: LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yards)
October 11: Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
October 11: Yankees beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series
October 12: 15th Country Music Association Award:
October 12: "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 48 performances
October 13: Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
October 14: Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
October 15: New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
October 16: 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
October 16: Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in New York City
October 18: Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
October 18: New York Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
October 18: Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
October 19: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
October 19: Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
October 20: 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey Nets lose to New York Knicks 103-99
October 20: 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
October 20: Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
October 22: Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
October 22: Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW vs. Queensland
October 22: U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion
October 22: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 25: 11th New York City Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
October 25: 12th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
October 25: 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missiles
October 25: Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win New York City marathon
October 25: George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
October 26: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
October 27: Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
October 28: Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
October 28: New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
October 29: Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
October 31: 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

November

November 1: 1st Class Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
November 1: 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
November 1: Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
November 1: Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
November 3: Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
November 4: Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in New York City
November 4: Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 seconds remaining
November 4: Dr. George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
November 5: Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play," premieres in New York City
November 5: Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine
November 6: Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award
November 6: Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
November 7: France performs nuclear test
November 8: Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
November 8: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 10: Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz," premieres in New York City
November 10: "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 3 performances
November 11: Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
November 11: "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 3 performances
November 12: 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V
November 12: 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
November 12: Bill C. Davis' "Mass Appeal," premieres in New York City
November 12: Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A's
November 12: Great Britain performs nuclear test
November 12: Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
November 13: Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"
November 14: 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
November 14: Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again
November 14: Pakistan all out 62 vs. Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
November 14: Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
November 15: "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 48 performances
November 16: Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
November 16: Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)
November 16: "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 16 performances
November 17: "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 37 performances
November 17: NBA New York Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
November 18: Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
November 20: Anatoly Karpov, U.S.S.R. retains world chess championship
November 20: Burundia adopts its constitution
November 20: El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"
November 20: Ringo releases "Stop and Smell Roses" album
November 21: 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
November 21: Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 and stays for 10 weeks
November 22: 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
November 22: Browns' quarterback Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
November 22: "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 48 performances
November 22: San Diego Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
November 22: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 24: 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
November 25: Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
November 25: Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
November 28: Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg and become college football's winningest coach
November 28: "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 16 performances
November 29: Greg Chappell scores 201 vs. Pakistan at Gabba
November 29: "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 119 performances
November 30: New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
November 30: South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
November 30: Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year

December

December 1: 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
December 1: Yugoslavic DC-9 crashes into mountain at Corsica, 174 killed
December 2: Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
December 2: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM
December 2: Spanish government requests membership in NATO
December 3: Beth Daniel/Tom Kite wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 4: According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
December 4: "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
December 4: President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
December 4: Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
December 5: 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern California (RB)
December 5: 56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
December 5: France performs nuclear test
December 6: Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
December 7: Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance
December 8: France performs nuclear test
December 10: El Salvador army kills 900
December 10: Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in New York City
December 11: Argentine president/general Roberto Viola flees
December 11: Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
December 11: Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
December 11: Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
December 11: U.N. Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl
December 11: Washington Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
December 12: "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 37 performances
December 12: Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
December 12: Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
December 13: 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
December 13: Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
December 14: Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
December 15: 4th Emmy Sports Award presentation
December 15: NASA launches Intelsat V
December 16: Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls
December 17: Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
December 20: Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) and most turnovers (10)
December 20: Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
December 20: "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1522 performances
December 20: Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls," premieres in New York City
December 21: Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
December 22: Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
December 22: Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms
December 23: Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Crickets with 8033
December 24: Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa and Lisa Evers marry
December 24: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 26: One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Australia vs. WI
December 27: Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310
December 27: Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
December 27: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 28: Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
December 28: Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
December 30: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
December 31: CNN Headline News debuts
December 31: Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
December 31: Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000
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