A list of events in 1981 related to Star Wars.
- 17 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt is born.
- 21 – Shauna Macdonald is born.
- 23 – Josh Gad is born.
- Star Wars 44: The Empire Strikes Back: Duel a Dark Lord published.
- Star Wars 45: Death Probe published.
- Star Wars 51: Resurrection of Evil published.
- 15 – Ben Schwartz is born.
- 22 – Ashley Eckstein is born.
- Star Wars 52: To Take The Tarkin published.
- Star Wars 53: The Last Gift From Alderaan! published.
- Star Wars 54: Starfire Rising published.
- Kenner releases the following action figures:
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