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1981
in
the United States

Decades:
See also:

Events from the year 1981 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal government

Events

January

January 20: Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th U.S. President
January 20: Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th U.S. President
January 20: George H. W. Bush becomes the 43rd U.S. Vice President
January 20: George H. W. Bush becomes the 43rd U.S. Vice President
January 20: The Iran hostage crisis ends with their release
January 20: The Iran hostage crisis ends with their release

February

March

March 30: Reagan assassination attempt

April

April 12: The first Space Shuttle launch
April 12: The first Space Shuttle launch

May

June

July

July 17: Hyatt Regency walkway collapse

August

September

October

November

December

Full date unknown

Ongoing

Births

January

Eli Manning
Mike Jones
Jared Kushner
Pitbull
Alicia Keys
Elijah Wood
Justin Timberlake

February

Dawn Olivieri
Uzo Aduba
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Paris Hilton
Josh Gad
Josh Groban

March

Zach Cregger
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryan Steil
Young Buck
Julia Stiles
Ryan Bingham

April

Tulsi Gabbard
JP Sears
Alessandra Ambrósio
Hayden Christensen
Troy Polamalu
Jessica Alba

May

Robert Buckley
Zach McGowan
Rami Malek
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Daniel Bryan
Anders Holm

June

Johnny Pemberton
Amy Schumer
T.J. Miller
Natalie Portman
Chris Evans
Brandon Flowers
Joe Johnson

July

Ryan Hansen
Brad James
Taylor Kinney
Blake Lewis
Chrishell Stause
Summer Glau
M. Shadows

August

Abigail Spencer
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Meagan Good
Ross Marquand
Chad Michael Murray
Rachel Bilson
Jake Owen

September

Beyoncé
Lacey Sturm
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jennifer Hudson
Alexis Bledel
Nicole Richie
Christina Milian
Serena Williams

October

Robert Drysdale
Keyshia Cole
Cameron Esposito
Holly Holm
Tila Tequila
Ivanka Trump

November

Scottie Thompson
Jason Dunham
Mekia Cox
Nasim Pedrad
Allison Tolman
Bryant McFadden
Beau Bokan

December

Britney Spears
Philip Rivers
Kevin Phillips
Amy Lee
Krysten Ritter
Sienna Miller
Ericka Dunlap

Date Unknown

Ryan Dahl
Ryan Dahl
Arlen Escarpeta

Deaths

See also: Deaths in 1981

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Bombing of Beirut". Journal of Palestine Studies. 11 (1): 218–225. 1981. doi:10.1525/jps.1981.11.1.00p0366x.
  2. ^ "Tandy Fire Away (Bandai)". www.handheldmuseum.com. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.chickenshow.com/events/ April 11, 2012
  4. ^ Cullinan, Bernice E.; Person, Diane Goetz (2005). The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. New York: Continuum. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-82641-778-7.