What Happened on December 30, 1981

Historical Events

Music Single

"That Girl" single released by Stevie Wonder (Billboard Song of the Year -1982)

NHL Record

Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals and an assist in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Philadelphia; gives Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games, the fastest 50 in 50 in NHL history; also sets NHL record with 15-game assist streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Al Habsi, Omani footballer
  • Matt Ulrich, American football player
  • Michael RodrĂ­guez, Costa Rican footballer
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Alfie Anido, Filipino model and actor (Temptation Island), dies under mysterious circumstances on his 22nd birthday

About December 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

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