On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • NFL Draft: South Carolina running back George Rogers first pick by New Orleans Saints
  • Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
  • Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Vincent, American actor
  • Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer