On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1981

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Mariqueen Maandig (Rezner), Filipino-American singer, songwriter, and musician (How to Destroy Angels; West Indian Girl), born in The Phillippines
  • Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80
1981 Highlights

About April 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries