What Happened on February 5, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances

Hall of Fame

Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

  • Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
  • Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with the enemy during the Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player, born in Město Albrechtice, Czechia
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, French film director and actress (Things to Come), born in Paris, France
  • Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), dies at 73
  • Ella Grasso, American politician, Governor of Connecticut (1975-80), dies at 61
  • Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
1981 Highlights

About February 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • UK #1 Song: Woman - John Lennon