On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

"Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

  • MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • Poland premier Jagielski resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California
  • Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer, born in Port Laoise, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
  • Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49