On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1981

Historical Events

BattleCoup d'├ętat

"Tejerazo" Spanish coup led by Civil Guard officer Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails after televised speech by King Juan Carlos I

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • People magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Tillman, American football cornerback, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Gareth Barry, English footballer (West Bromwich Albion F.C.), born in Hastings, United Kingdom
  • Josh Gad, American stage (Book of Mormon), screen, and voice (Frozen - "Olaf") actor, born in Hollywood, Florida
1981 Highlights

About February 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces