On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1981

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl Gottlieb's movie "Caveman", starring Ringo Starr, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid, Jack Gilford, and John Matuszak premieres

Actress Barbara Bach
Barbara Bach
Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • New York Islander Dennis Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals vs Edmonton Oilers tie NHL record
  • Ranger's Anders Hedberg is 2nd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer, born in Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Ryan Raburn, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
1981 Highlights

About April 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries