What Happened on February 15th, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 23rd Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (169.651 MPH)
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer
  • Jenna Morasca, American model
  • Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)
  • Olivia Longott, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
  • Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
  • Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37
  • Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56