On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0)
  • Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)

Famous Birthdays

  • Djibril Cissé, French footballer
  • Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
1981 Highlights

About August 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo