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
Ian Botham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st Woman Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
1st Woman Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 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
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? 40 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer