On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1981

Historical Events

  • Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
  • Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3

Famous Birthdays

  • Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
  • George Voskovec [JirĂ­ Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Rushton Moreve [Morey], American bass player (Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"), dies at in a car accident at 32
1981 Highlights

About July 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer