On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's
  • Royals manager Jim Frey is fired & replaced by Dick Howser

Famous Birthdays

  • 40 Cal, American rapper
  • Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker
  • Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
  • Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies at 67