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

Federal Government

Events

January

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

February

March

April

April 12: The first Space Shuttle launch

May

  • 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

July

August

September

October

November

December

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December 5: Gen. James L. Dozier kidnapped

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

References

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