On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1981

Historical Events

  • An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.

Engagement of Interest

Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

  • Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower

Famous Birthdays

  • Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
1981 Highlights

About February 24, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces