On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
  • Almost 1 million West German metal workers go on strike
  • Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Brailsford Reese Brazeal, dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76