What Happened on January 16, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth

Music Single

John Lennon's single "Woman" is posthumously released in the UK

  • Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Zamora, English footballer, born in Barking, United Kingdom
  • Nick Valensi, American rock guitarist (The Strokes), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1981 Highlights

About January 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

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