On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: German 1-2-3 with Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taking title of Europe's best football player for the 2nd straight year; beats team mate Paul Breitner and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
  • Miroslav Krle┼ża, Croatian writer (b. 1893)