On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1981

Famous Birthdays

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

  • Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter, born in Ravensdale, Washington
  • Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2004, 06, 08; NL wins leader 2006; no-hitter 2008), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Vinson, American politician (38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives, 1961-65), dies at 97
  • Naim Chadir, PLO-representative in Brussels, murdered
1981 Highlights

About June 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini