What Happened on August 15, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

  • Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress (Running Man), born in Pohang, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Humphrey Waldock, British lawyer (UN International Law Commission, 1961-72), and jurist (European Court of Human Rights, 1966-74; International Court of Justice, 1973-81), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Pappy Waldorf, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle and coach (Northwestern, California), dies at 78
1981 Highlights

About August 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

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