On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1981

Historical Events

  • Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul in New Zealand
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • Former Iranian president Bani Sadr flees to Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • Fernando Alonso, Spanish auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2005-06; 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018-19; FIA World Endurance C'ship 2018-19), born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Troy Perkins, American soccer player

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1981 Highlights

About July 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo