On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 74 government officials die in attack in Iran

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
  • Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, dies at 75
  • Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope 1980), dies of cancer at 22
1981 Highlights

About June 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer