On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Pacar, American film actor