On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1981

Historical Events

  • AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Álex Ubago, Spanish-Basque pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (¿Qué pides tú?), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jonny Lang, American blues musician, born in Fargo, North Dakota

Famous Deaths

  • (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, dies of cancer at 71
1981 Highlights

About January 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius