What Happened on June 3, 1981

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

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? 41 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants