What Happened on July 5, 1981

Historical Events

Canadian Women's Open

Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Summerlea GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 1 shot from Pat Bradley & Nancy Lopez

  • Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
  • Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of π (Pi) from memory
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2013; Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox; career W-L 45-30), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, dies at 75

About July 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Ghost Town - Specials