What Happened on December 3, 1981

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (undefeated world champion WBA super featherweight 2006-08; WBC lightweight 2009-10), born in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek soccer forward and coach (35 caps; Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Kozani, Greece
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • (Nicolaas) "Cola" Debrot, Dutch lawyer, doctor.author and politician (Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, 1962-70), dies at 79

Walter KnottWalter Knott (1889-1981)

American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, dies at 91

1981 Highlights

About December 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) - Julio Iglesias