What Happened on July 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
  • Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Troy Perkins, American soccer player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)