What Happened on August 30, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win a $1 million thoroughbred horse race when John Henry takes the inaugural Arlington Million by a nose over The Bart

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammad-Ali Rajai, President of Iran (1981), assassinated by a bomb at 48

Vera-EllenVera-Ellen (1921-1981)

American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), dies of cancer at 60


1981 Highlights

About August 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

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