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1981 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

48th Annual Bach Festival.  Dr. Thomas Somerville conducting
American born composer, Samuel Barber dies.

POLITICS

Pope John Paul II is shot while visiting St. Peter's Square.  He later fully recovers
Iranian political leaders are killed in ambush
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer of Great Britain are married in what is listed as a "fairytale" wedding
An assassination attempt is made on US President Reagan
Civil War rages in Lebanon
Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, is assassinated

POINTS OF INTEREST

Joe Lewis, American boxer, dies
William Holden, well-known film star, dies
Natalie Wood, film star since early childhood, dies after falling from boat

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