Big News Headlines in 1981
President Reagan is shot in the chest by would-be assassin John Hinkley.
Space shuttle Columbia, the world's first re-usable spacecraft, is sent into space.
Suspended walkway in Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses killing 113 and injuring186.
A female former lover files a "palimony" suit against tennis star Billie Jean King.
President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court.