On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham takes 5 for 11 to end Australia's chase of 151 target, all out 121 for 29 run defeat in 4th Test at Edgbaston

Famous Deaths

  • Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 1920), dies at 81
1981 Highlights

About August 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
  • UK #1 Song: Green Door - Shakin' Stevens