What Happened on February 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
  • Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo elected premier of Spain
  • NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
  • NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
  • Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Lynn, American model
  • Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
  • Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor