What Happened on January 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Elijah Wood, American actor (Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Rick Razzano, American football player