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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

CIA Director William J. Casey
CIA Director
William J. Casey

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestElijah 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? 39 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius