What Happened on July 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
  • Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
  • The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel

Famous Birthdays

  • MS [Mahendra Singh] Dhoni, Indian cricketer (Indian national team ODI captain 2007-2014, Test captain 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar
  • Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)

Famous Deaths

  • Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), dies of liver disease at 58
  • Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist