On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1981

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women's 100 m butterfly record (57.93) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin; holds 100/200m double WR
  • Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer, born in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay
1981 Highlights

About August 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo