On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit rock group Steely Dan

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
  • Socialists/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)
  • Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

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