On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1981

Historical Events

  • Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier

Famous Birthdays

  • 40 Cal. [Calvin Alan Byrd], American rapper, born in Harlem, New York City
  • Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Erich Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov), dies at 83
1981 Highlights

About December 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius