The popular film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” makes its debut in theaters throughout the United States during June of 1981. Raiders of the Lost Ark became the highest grossing film of 1981 and remains one of the most popular and highest grossing film of all time.
What things were popular in 1981?
Top Movies of 1981:Das Boot. The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror. On Golden Pond. Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Quest for Fire. Vabank. The Evil Dead. Thief.
Who was big in 1981?
Ronald Reagan January 20 – Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, and George H. W. Bush is sworn in as Vice President of the United States. Minutes later, Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
What was happening in May 1981?
May 5 After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.
What was introduced in 1981?
Space Shuttle Columbia In April of 1981, NASA launched the very first Space Shuttle mission. The Space Shuttle Columbia successfully carried two astronauts, Robert Crippen and John Young, into space to complete the inaugural flight of the Space Shuttle program.