What Happened on July 7, 1981

Historical Events

Cricket History

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

Historic Event

Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court, 1st female Supreme Court justice

  • The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel

Famous Birthdays

MS DhoniMS Dhoni (41 years old)

Indian cricket wicket-keeper and captain (90 Tests, 6 x 100, HS 224, 294 dismissals; Bihar, Jharkhand, Chennai Super Kings), born in Jharkhand, India

  • 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? 41 years, 6 months and 23 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