On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1981

Historical Events

  • 35th Tony Awards: "Amadeus" & "42nd Street" win

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 11th and final career Grand Slam title; Open era record 6th French title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility

Famous Birthdays

  • Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress

Person of interestAnna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1999, 2002), born in Moscow, Russia

Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
  • Kevin Kyle, Scottish soccer striker (Scotland 10 caps, Sunderland), born in Stranraer, Wigtownshire
  • Larisa Oleynik, American actress
1981 Highlights

About June 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini