What Happened on December 20, 1981

Historical Events

  • Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
  • Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1522 performances, wins 6 Tony, 5 Drama Desk, and 2 Grammy Awards
  • Winnipeg left wing Doug Smail sets NHL record by scoring just 4 seconds into Jets' 5-4 win over the St Louis Blues; fastest goal from opening face-off to back of net in history; later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Edwards, British rock bassist (Kasabian), born in England
  • James Shields, American baseball player, born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Roy Williams, American football player (Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys), born in Odessa, Texas
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)

About December 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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