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
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers- "Mr. Brightside"; "Human"), born in Henderson, Nevada
  • Yann Danis, Canadian NHL hockey goaltender, 2004-17 (New York Islanders, and 3 other teams), born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) and adventurer, dies at 81

About June 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson