*World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
*Superbowl Champions: Oakland Raiders
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
*U.S. Open Golf: David Graham
*U.S. Tennis: John McEnroe/Tracy Austin
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): John McEnroe/Chris Evert
*NCAA Football Champions: Clemson
*NCAA Basketball: Indiana
*Kentucky Derby: Pleasant Colony
Charlene Tilton, Suzanne Somers, Catherine Bach, Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, Christie Brinkley.
Other Facts (1981)*MTV goes on the air running around the clock music videos, debuting with "Video Killed the Radio Star."
*Prince Charles married Lady Diana on July 29, 1981. It was on TV and in all the newspapers.
*AIDS is first identified.
*IBM introduces its first personal computer, running the Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS)
*Pope John Paul II wounded by gunman (May 14).
*President Reagan wounded by gunman, with the press secretary and two law-enforcement officers (March 30).
*Actor William Holden was drunk, fell and cut his head open. He didn't realize how injured he was, didn't call for help, and died from the what should have been a fairly easy stiching.
*Actress Natalie Wood died, apparently falling overboard after a day/night sailing with hubby Robert Wagner and mutual friend Christopher Walken.
*US-Iran agreement frees 52 hostages held in Teheran since 1979 (Jan. 20); hostages welcomed back in US (Jan. 25).
*Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated by Islamic extremists during a military parade in Cairo (Oct. 6).
*Pacman-mania sweeps the country.
*The first American test-tube baby, is born.
*"Be all that you can be" - United States Army ad.
*Hanna-Barbera introduced the cartoon series "The Smurfs".
*Muhammad Ali retires with career record of 55 wins and 5 defeats.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Lech Walesa
*Miss America: Susan Powell (Elk City, OK)
*Miss USA: Kim Seelbrede (Ohio)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Working on the Rubik's Cube, Donkey Kong, Frogger (arcade), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe action figures.
What Was On TV:Dallas (CBS), 60 Minutes (CBS), The Jeffersons (CBS), Three's Company (ABC), Alice (CBS), The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS), Too Close For Comfort (ABC), ABC Monday Night Movie (ABC), M*A*S*H (CBS), One Day at a Time (CBS).
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