On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1981

Historical Events

  • 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
  • Bread riots in Casablanca, Morocco, kill 66 people (government figure vs opposition estimate of 637)
  • Socialists and communists win French parliamentary election
  • US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: David Graham wins his second major title and becomes the first Australian to win the US Open, 3 strokes ahead of runners-up George Burns and Bill Rogers

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers- "Mr. Brightside"; "Human"), born in Henderson, Nevada
  • Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
1981 Highlights

About June 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer