On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch soccer defender (35 caps; RKC Waalwijk, Hamburger SV, Chelsea, VfB Stuttgart), born in Maassluis, Netherlands
  • Mika Väyrynen, Finnish football player, born in Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • Sienna Miller, British actress, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • (Joseph Aloysius) "Allan" Dwan, Canadian-American screenwriter and film director (Robin Hood; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Sands Of Iwo Jima), dies at 96
1981 Highlights

About December 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn