On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1981

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

US 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


Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Lybbert, American composer (Zap; Lines for the Fallen), and educator, dies at 58
1981 Highlights

About July 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo