On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1981

Historical Events

  • Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches/min for 1/2 hour
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov

NHL Record

Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
  • Jason James, Welsh heavy metal bassist (Bullet for My Valentine, 2003-15)
  • Reggie Brown, American football player
  • Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
1981 Highlights

About January 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn