On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1981

Historical Events

  • At a summit South African Trade Unions resolve to defy apartheid and labour laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • Candie Kung, American golfer (US Open 2009 runner-up), born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • Meagan Good, American actress

Roger Federer

Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player (20 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Bottmingen, Switzerland

  • Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
1981 Highlights

About August 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
  • UK #1 Song: Green Door - Shakin' Stevens