What Happened on May 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage
  • NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 501

Famous Birthdays

  • Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer, now singer with The Pipettes

Famous Deaths

  • David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
  • George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
  • Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)