On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1981

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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? 39 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius