On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1981

Historical Events

  • India performs nuclear Test
  • Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Taxi"; "Cat's In The Cradle"), dies in car crash at 38
1981 Highlights

About July 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer