On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • AFC Championship, Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers, 34-27
  • British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
  • NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys, 20-7
  • Palau adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamelia Niela Davis, British singer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian), born in Leicester, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Beulah Bondi, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
1981 Highlights

About January 11, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn