What Happened on June 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
  • A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
  • Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Pacar, American film actor