On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1981

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (the first Indiana Jones film) directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford premieres

Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
  • Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel, born in Salvador, Brazil
  • John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
1981 Highlights

About June 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini