What Happened on July 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
  • Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
  • The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel

Famous Birthdays

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
  • Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)

Famous Deaths

  • Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58
  • Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist