What Happened on June 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 74 government officials die in attack on Islamic Republican Party conference in Tehran, Iran, including Chief Justice Mohammad Beheshti

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Watts, American film director and screenwriter (Spider-Man franchise, 2017 - present), born in Fountain, Colorado
  • Michael Crafter, Australian musician (I Killed The Prom Queen), born in Perth, Australia
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Floyd "Candy" Johnson, American jazz saxophonist (Andy Kirk; Count Basie; Bill Doggett), and educator, dies at 59
  • Mohammed Beheshti, Iranian cleric and politician (Chief Justice of Iran), assassinated in Hafte Tir bombing at 52
  • Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, dies at 75

Terry Fox (1958-1981)

Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope, 1980), dies of cancer at 22

About June 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 1 day
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