What Happened on December 27, 1981

Historical Events

  • Australian Dennis Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310

Sports History

Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 point in a season (his 38th game), with 4 goals and an assist in 10-3 win over visiting Los Angeles Kings

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress (Once Upon A Time), born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
  • Javine [Dionne Hylton], British soul singer-songwriter (Surrender; Touch My Fire), born in London, England
  • Jay Ellis, American actor (Insecure), born in Sumter, South Carolina
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • (Hoagland) "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer ("In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"; "Stardust"; "Two Sleepy People"), dies at 82

About December 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

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