On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
  • Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player
  • Bjoern Einar Romoeren, Norwegian ski jumper
  • Hannah Spearritt, British singer
  • Pieter Weening, Dutch cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
  • Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (b. 1910)