On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1981

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, dies at 75
1981 Highlights

About July 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer