What Happened on January 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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Pope John Paul II receives Lech Walesa and Solidarity delegation at the Vatican

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264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
  • Howie Day, American singer
  • Pitbull [Armando Christian Perez], American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92