What Happened on December 1, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson (26,710) to become the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer behind Wilt Chamberlain; scores 14 points in 117-86 Lakers' win over Utah Jazz in Los Angeles

  • Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Francia Elena Márquez Mina, Colombian human rights activist, environmentalist and politician (Vice-President of Colombia), born in Yolombó, Colombia
  • Marcus Johnson, American jazz keyboard and piano player, born in Columbus, Ohio
1981 Highlights

About December 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) - Julio Iglesias