1981 in the United States

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1981 in the United States
Years: 1978 1979 198019811982 1983 1984

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Events from the year 1981 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 20: Ronald Reagan begins his first of two terms as President
January 20: The Iran hostage crisis ends with their release

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

April 12: The first Space Shuttle launch

May[edit]

  • May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

December 5: Gen. James L. Dozier kidnapped

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also: Deaths in 1981

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bombing of Beirut". Journal of Palestine Studies 11 (1): 218–225. 1981. doi:10.1525/jps.1981.11.1.00p0366x. 

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