What Happened on June 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
  • French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
  • Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy

Famous Deaths

  • Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79