What Happened on August 31, 1981

Historical Events

  • Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's
  • MLB Kansas City Royals fire manager Jim Frey, replace him with Dick Howser

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union halfback (76 Tests, British & Irish Lions 3, Barbarians 1; Llanelli Scarlets RFC, Sale Sharks RFC), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker (mumblecore film movement), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph H. Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
1981 Highlights

About August 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

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