On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1981

Historical Events

  • 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Pat Bradley shoots final round 66 (−6) to finish 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Beth Daniel; second of Bradley's 6 major titles

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Famous Birthdays

  • Abe Forsythe, Australian actor and director (Down Under), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
1981 Highlights

About July 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo