What Happened on October 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
  • Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
  • Radoslav Ĺ˝idek, Slovak snowboarder

Famous Deaths

  • Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies at 71
  • Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
  • Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)