What Happened on April 12, 1981

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

45th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tom Watson wins his second green jacket and 5th major title by 2 strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller

  • Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist, born in Snejbjerg, Denmark
  • Nicolás Burdisso, Argentine footballer, born in Altos de Chipión, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Tulsi Gabbard, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii 2013-) 1st American-Samoan and Hindu member of Congress, born in Leloaloa, American Samoa
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, dies at 78
  • Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (Ballade of Merel; Te Deum), dies at 88

Joe LouisJoe Louis (1914-1981)

American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

About April 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz