What Happened on March 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Soyuz 39 returns to Earth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen Muth, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • George Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
  • Klaus Grabowski, child molester, shot by parent