On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
  • Cape Verde amends its constitution
  • Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10m

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Living, You Only Live Once), dies
1981 Highlights

About February 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius