On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Fire and Smoke" single released by Earl Thomas Conley (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)
  • 85th Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins men's race in 2:09:26; Allison Roe of New Zealand takes women's title in 2:26:46
  • Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
  • Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession

Famous Birthdays

  • Matus Valent, European male fitness model, born in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
1981 Highlights

About April 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus