On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 135th Grand National: Bob Champion aboard 10/1 hope Aldaniti wins by 4 lengths from 8/1 favourite Spartan Missile
  • 26th Eurovision Song Contest: Bucks Fizz for United Kingdom wins singing "Making Your Mind Up" in Dublin
  • Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)

Famous Deaths

  • Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56