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  • United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 6, 1981

    Princess Diana

    Proposed

    United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 6, 1981

    The Prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Feb 24, 1981

    Princess Diana

    Engagement

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Feb 24, 1981

    Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981.




  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 11, 1981

    Hillsborough events

    FA Cup semi-final 1981

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 11, 1981

    Hillsborough hosted five FA Cup semi-finals in the 1980s. A crush occurred at the Leppings Lane end of the ground during the 1981 semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers after hundreds more spectators were permitted to enter the terrace than could safely be accommodated, resulting in 38 injuries, including broken arms, legs and ribs.




  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Red granite monument

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    A red granite monument was erected close to Bobby's grave by The Dog Aid Society of Scotland and unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester on 13 May 1981.




  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1981

    James Bond

    For Your Eyes Only

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1981

    For Your Eyes Only is a 1981 spy film and the twelfth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It marked the directorial debut of John Glen, who had worked as editor and second unit director on three other Bond films.




  • St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles

    1st Marriage

    St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles proposed to Diana in February 1981; she accepted and they married in St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July of that year. Upon his marriage, Charles reduced his voluntary tax contribution from the profits generated by the Duchy of Cornwall from 50% to 25%.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Princess Diana

    "Fairytale Wedding"

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Twenty-year-old Diana became Princess of Wales when she married the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, a church that was generally used for royal nuptials. The couple had residences at Kensington Palace and Highgrove House, near Tetbury.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 26, 1981

    Freddie Mercury

    Greatest Hits

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 26, 1981

    Mercury wrote 10 of the 17 songs on Queen's Greatest Hits album: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions", "Bicycle Race", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "Play the Game".


  • England
    Friday Nov 6, 1981

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Anglo-Irish Inter-Governmental Council

    England
    Friday Nov 6, 1981

    On 6 November 1981, Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald had established the Anglo-Irish Inter-Governmental Council, a forum for meetings between the two governments.


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