What Happened on February 6, 1981

Historical Events

Music History

Beatles George Harrison & Paul McCartney record vocals to a Ringo Starr track written by George, and re-worked as a tribute to John Lennon - "All Those Years Ago"

Film Release

Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US

  • Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
  • TV sitcom "The Brady Brides", a sequel to "The Brady Brunch" debuts on NBC TV, runs for 10 episodes
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Calum Best, American model, born in San Jose, California
  • Jens Lekman, Swedish musician, born in Angered, Sweden
  • Ty Warren, American football defensive lineman, born in Bryan, Texas
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece, dies at 63
  • Hugo Montenegro, American composer, arranger, and orchestra leader, dies of emphysema at 55

About February 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

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