On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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