On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1981

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
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)
1981 Highlights

About December 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn