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MTV (Music Television) is launched on cable television in the United States

First Flight of US Space Shuttle Columbia

The term INTERNET first mentioned

In 1981:

1981 Model 5150 IBM PC

The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.

Inventions in 1981

39th President: Jimmy Carter
January 20th 1977 - Jan 20th 1981

1981 TVR Tasmin 280i

Photo: Boffy b

The average house cost $68,900
Equivalent today: $165,793

The average car cost $7,500
Equivalent today: $18,047

The average wage was $13,773
Equivalent today: $33,142

1981 Sony Mavica
Digital Camera

The age of the filmless camera begins. Images were about the same quality as a television picture

Photo: Arpingstone

1981 Osborne 1

Photo: Sony Coorporation