On This Day

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 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
1981 Highlights

About August 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo