What Happened on January 23, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente California
  • Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

Sports History

Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Friend, Canadian football player, born in Rosetown, Canada
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Sherwood, American jazz and session guitarist (Bing Crosby, 1933-40), big band bandleader, and disc jockey, dies of cancer at 66

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber (1910-1981)

American composer (School for Scandal; Adagio For Strings), dies of cancer at 70

About January 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

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