Current events from the year 1981 


  • On September 25, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female judge on the Supreme Court. Mrs. O'Connor had been nominated by President Reagan.
  • " Chariots Of Fire " movie wins best picture at the Academy Awards
  • Top songs in 1981: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield; I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt; Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
  • On Television in 1981: Hill Street Blues; Dynasty; Hart to Hart
  • Cost of a loaf of bread: $0.53/loaf