On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1981

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Trevor Berbick in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Race riot in London area of Brixton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Ney, dies at 85
1981 Highlights

About April 11, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries