What Happened on December 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Sports record brokenNHL 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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky


Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Al Habsi, Omani footballer
  • Matt Ulrich, American football player
  • Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)