What Happened on April 17, 1981

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About April 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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