On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1981

Historical Events

  • "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
  • Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
  • NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy

Famous Deaths

  • Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
1981 Highlights

About June 23, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer