On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • David Villa, Spanish footballer
  • Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
  • Tyjuan Hagler, American football player

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWalter Knott

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

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott