On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers

Famous Birthdays

  • Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Carl Crawford, American baseball player
  • Cory Williams, American internet celebrity
  • Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
  • Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)