What Happened on January 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente California)
  • Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Smith, American UFC fighter
  • Rob Friend, Canadian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), dies of cancer at 70

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber