May 5, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
  • After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision; 9 further hunger strikers die in the next 3 months

Deaths in History

  • Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike aged 26