What Happened on October 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
  • Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
  • Martin Halle, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66
  • Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies