What Happened on June 6, 1981

Historical Events

  • 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
  • A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river, killing 268 officially with another 300 or more missing

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková beats Sylvia Hanika of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for her only French singles crown

  • Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Pacar, American film actor
1981 Highlights

About June 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 2 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