On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

Historic Event

William J. Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)


Famous Birthdays

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood, American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Rick Razzano, American football player
1981 Highlights

About January 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius