What Happened on April 16, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Effa Manley, American Baseball HOF executive (co-owner NgL Newark Eagles), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Eric Hollies, English cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 44 wickets; dismissed Donald Bradman for 0 in his final Test innings), dies at 68
1981 Highlights

About April 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 12 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