On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1981

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC; runs for 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Houston Rockets guard Calvin Murphy misses a free throw in a 102-86 loss in San Antonio, ending his NBA record consecutive free throw streak at 78
  • Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among them is Bobby Sands

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • Will Power, Australian auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2018), born in Toowoomba, Queensland
1981 Highlights

About March 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces