On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1981

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), dies at 76
  • Eric Dalton, South African cricket batsman (15 Tests, top score 117), dies at 74
1981 Highlights

About June 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini