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1981 in Norway

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1981 in Norway
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Events in the year 1981 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Olav V
  • Prime Minister - Odvar Nordli (Labour Party) until 4 February, Gro Harlem Brundtland (Labour Party) until 14 October, Kåre Willoch (Conservative Party)
  • Events

  • 4 February – Brundtland's First Cabinet was appointed. Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes the first female Prime Minister of Norway
  • 14 October - The government of Gro Harlem Brundtland resigns
  • 14 October – Willoch's First Cabinet was appointed.
  • 5 November - Five people are killed when a seaplane crashes in the Forsand municipality.
  • 6 December – The 1981 Parliamentary election takes place.
  • Norway becomes the first country in the world to enact a law to prevent discrimination against homosexuals.
  • The Hessdalen light UFO phenomenon emerged in December and occurred with high frequency for the next several years.
  • Notable births

  • 1 July - Kirsti Bergstø, politician
  • 9 August - Azar Karadaş, soccer player
  • 29 October - Lene Alexandra, singer and model
  • Notable deaths

  • 12 January - Olav Marensius Strandås, politician (born 1900)
  • 16 January - Birger Haug, high jumper (born 1908)
  • 22 January - Torgeir Svendsen, politician (born 1910).
  • 1 February - Geirr Tveitt, composer and pianist (born 1908)
  • 11 February - Haakon Olsen Wika, politician (born 1899)
  • 11 March - Jonas Enge, politician (born 1908)
  • 4 April - Aanund Bjørnsson Berdal, engineer (born 1888).
  • 11 May - Odd Hassel, physical chemist and Nobel Laureate (born 1897)
  • 7 June - Asbjørn Listerud, politician (born 1905)
  • 2 August – Kåre Norum, educator (born 1907).
  • 11 August - Arne Skaare, politician (born 1907)
  • 28 August - Bjarne Fjærtoft, politician (born 1899)
  • 31 October - Bent Røiseland, politician (born 1902)
  • 4 November - Sverre Helgesen, high jumper (born 1903)
  • 25 November Sigbjørn Hølmebakk, author (born 1922)
  • 18 December - Olav Rasmussen Langeland, politician (born 1904)
  • Full date unknown

  • Alf-Jørgen Aas, painter (born 1915)
  • Per Arneberg, poet, prosaist and translator (born 1901)
  • Jens Gram Dunker, architect (born 1892)
  • Olav Larssen, newspaper editor (born 1894)
  • Knut Robberstad, jurist and philologist (born 1899)
  • References

    1981 in Norway Wikipedia


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