On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1981

Historical Events

  • Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron freed
  • NASA launches US Navy communication system Fltsatcom-5 - fails after being damaged during flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Travis McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist ( Gym Class Heroes), born in Geneva, New York
1981 Highlights

About August 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo