On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1981

Historical Events

  • US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • Adar Poonawalla, Indian vaccine manufacturer (CEO of Serum Institute of India)
  • Rosa López, Spanish pop singer, born in Láchar, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
1981 Highlights

About January 14, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn