On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1981

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 Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record 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), 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? 39 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer