On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricket all-rounder (104 ODIs, 35 wickets, 11 x 50), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player, born in Richfield, Minnesota

Famous Weddings

  • British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64

William Wyler

William Wyler, American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), dies at 79


1981 Highlights

About July 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo