On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies at 74