On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1981

Historical Events

  • American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel

MurderMurder of Interest

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Michael Murray, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, American model, born in New Jersey
1981 Highlights

About August 24, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo