On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1981

Historical Events

  • 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
  • Almost 1 million West German metal workers go on strike

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Dorsey, American football player
1981 Highlights

About April 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus