What Happened on March 1, 1981

Historical Events

Music Premiere

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

  • 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? 41 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
  • UK #1 Song: Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce Music Theatre