On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1981

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

England cricket captain Ian Botham resigned after no wins in 12 matches under his reign and a pair in the 2nd Test v Australia at Lord's

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 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


Person of interestMS Dhoni

MS Dhoni [Mahendra Singh Dhoni], Indian cricketer, wicket-keeper batsman and captain of India (ODI: 2007-16, Test: 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar, India

Cricketer MS Dhoni
Cricketer
MS Dhoni
  • Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), dies of liver disease at 58
  • Peace Pilgrim [Mildred Lisette Norman], American peace activist, dies at 72
1981 Highlights

About July 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer