What Happened on April 3, 1981

Historical Events

  • Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumps 6' 8.25," with 1 leg
  • Race riots in London's Brixton area, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Bertram, American ska trumpeter (Suburban Legends, 1998-2005), and children's music educator (Kids Imagine Nation), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player, born in Fresno, California

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), dies at 81
  • Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, dies at 86
1981 Highlights

About April 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapture - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens