On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1981

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing title

  • Race riot in London area of Brixton

Historic Event

Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him


Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model (Victoria's Secret Angel) and actress, born in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Pincourt, Quebec, Canada

Famous Weddings

Eddie Van Halen

"One Day At A Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli (20) marries rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (26)

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Ney, dies at 85
1981 Highlights

About April 11, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries