What Happened on April 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player
  • Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80