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 Interest

Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam

  • Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland
Born in 1981

Famous Weddings

Joe Montana

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

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

About July 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson