What happened with running shoes in 1981?
Brooks file for bankruptcy protection. Despite the running boom in the 1970’s, they struggled to cope with the rapid growth of the company. This almost happened again in 2001 before being ‘rescued’ by the new CEO, Jim Weber.
What else happened in 1981?
On January 20 Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States.
The first London Marathon is held with 7500 runners on March 29th.
On July 19 the Springbok Rugby Tour commences in New Zealand with the controversy over the support of apartheid in South Africa.
A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in London, UK on July 29.
Cuba has a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with a reported 344 203 cases.
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