What Happened on June 29, 1981

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Tehran, 72 killed

Event of Interest

Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, born in Orán, Province of Salta, Argentina (d. 2005)
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Russell Drysdale, Australian artist who won the Wynne Prize for his painting Sofala, dies at 69

About June 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 4 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